Whether you can get a settlement from workers’ compensation if you go back to work depends on several factors. In most cases, you may not feel ready to return to work when your employer deems you ready. As part of the health care that you receive for your injury or illness, the severity of your disability will be rated on a scale.
The optimal time to return to work is when your doctor determines that you are fully recovered. When we handle your workers’ compensation case, we help you understand what happens at that point and how your settlement and benefits will be affected.
Know When You Can Safely Return to Work
When you opt to receive a workers’ compensation settlement, you relinquish your right to ongoing monthly payments in favor of receiving a lump sum. In some cases, you also give up your right to health care coverage for your injuries.
Depending on your injury and the nature of your work, your doctor might approve you for a return to work if you can do a different kind of work. If you are allowed to return to work with certain restrictions, your employer must make any reasonable workplace accommodations you require.
When you receive workers’ compensation benefits, your employer’s goal is for you to be rehabilitated and able to return to work as soon as possible. Your priority should, though, be maximum medical improvement (MMI), and only your doctor can determine when you reach this stage.
How We Support Your Workers’ Compensation Case
When we represent you, we prove your return to work should not cause your benefits to end. Our client support team will explain the potential benefits you could receive, locate and interview witnesses to your injury, and help you complete and submit your application. Our team will also:
- Explain your rights as an injured employee
- Explain your employer’s responsibilities
- Review your medical records and reports
- Build a comprehensive case file for you
Because we know how frustrating waiting can be, we also make sure you get regular and timely updates on the progress of your case. If your initial application is rejected, we will help you file an effective appeal.
We Meet All Workers’ Compensation Settlement Guidelines
Our team helps prove you qualify for benefits and compile the medical evidence that substantiates your injury. We also help you organize and present your application and fight for a fair settlement. Because our team represents you, we ensure:
- You are fully apprised of your rights
- You are aware of the consequences of your settlement
- Our fees are fair and meet the court’s approval
When we represent you, we are careful to adhere to all relevant laws that relate to lump-sum settlements. You never have to seek benefits or fight for your settlement on your own. We fight for you, prove your case, and prove the value we assign to it.
Every Client Deserves an Outstanding Experience
In addition to responsive legal services, we also provide you with supportive client care. Our history of verdicts and settlements also speak to our commitment to our clients. Here’s a review from a client talking about the support they received from George Sink, Sr. during the workers’ compensation claims process:
“I was scared that I was going to lose my job. When Workman’s Comp didn’t get me my check, I called George Sink, George Sink called and talked to them and got me my check so I would be able to provide for my family. I definitely made the right decision by calling!” – Ed H.
You never have to fight to protect your rights on your own. Our commitment to excellent client service includes the support and care we provide to you during your recovery. You have dealt with enough regarding your injury. Let us handle and resolve your case while you focus on getting your feet back on the ground. We will fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Team Today for a No-Cost Consultation
Were you temporarily injured at work or diagnosed with a workplace-related disease? You don’t have to go through this experience alone. When you connect with us, you’ll have all your questions answered and concerns addressed. You’ll find out if you can get a settlement if you go back to work and what other ways your benefits will be affected.
We can also handle every aspect of your case. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has 40 years of experience serving the injured people of Georgia and South Carolina.1 We will advocate for you and make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to. Call (888) 612-7001 today. A team member is standing by to listen to the facts of your situation and determine how one of our lawyers can help. Let’s get to work.