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What Is Workers' Compensation?
What Do I Do If I Get Hurt At Work?
What Not To Do When You Get Hurt
Who Can Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits
What Types of Injuries Are Covered?
How Are Wage Loss Benefits Calculated?
How Are Wage Loss Benefits Paid?
How Are Medical Benefits Paid?
When Will I Receive My Benefits?
How Long Can Benefits Be Paid?
Can I Sue My Employer?
Can I Sue Other Parties?
What If I'm Denied Benefits?
What If My Employer Tries to Stop My Benefits?
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Can I Settle My Workers' Compensation Case?


Absolutely, if your employer is also willing, and you can agree to the terms of a settlement. Roughly ten years ago, the legislature amended the Workers' Compensation Act to permit settlements of workers' compensation claims (before that, there were "commutations"). As a result, employers and injured workers are now able to settle all or a portion of workers' compensation claims. That does not mean you should always settle your case. At times, there are good reasons to settle, while at others, it may be better to wait.

In addition, you should generally not settle your case without having a lawyer represent you to make sure the settlement is fair and reasonable -- because once the settlement is approved by a Workers' Compensation Judge, your claim (or the portion you settled) is over, and it is very, very difficult to reopen a settled case.

If you would like to speak with Dan Siegel, call (610) 446-3457 or send an email, and Dan will respond promptly. All workers' compensation matters are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that you never pay a fee unless Dan Siegel gets you benefits or successfully prevents your employer from stopping your benefits. Give Dan Siegel a call at (610) 446-3457 or send an email.

Workers Compensation News & Practical Information You Can Use

Here are the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Weekly Rates, Including the 2007 Average Weekly Wage Information

Governor Rendell Signs H.B. 2738, Act 147 of 2006, which creates an Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund and other changes to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act -- Read the Statute

Governor Rendell Signs S.B.1205, which requires persons receiving personal injury settlements or workers' compensation awards to verify child support arrears. -- Read the Statute

Pennsylvania House Passes Workers' Compensation Reform -- Read the Bill

Did You Know You Almost Never Have to Treat With the Company Doctor For 90 Days?

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