Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia can be stressful, so it makes sense to want to understand the average value of a claim. However, the value of your settlement isn’t a standardized figure but rather a nuanced calculation influenced by various factors. Every case unfolds differently, from the nature of your injury to considerations like employability and medical costs. Understanding this intricate dance is crucial, so it’s important to work with an experienced attorney.

When navigating the complexities of a workers’ compensation claim, having a dedicated legal partner is invaluable. At Hasner Law, we specialize in guiding individuals through the intricacies of the workers’ compensation process. Our experienced team is committed to securing the best possible settlement for your unique case, ensuring you receive the benefits you deserve.

How Much Can You Recover in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The value of a workers’ compensation settlement is far from one-size-fits-all. It hinges on the specific circumstances of your injury and its impact on your ability to work. While an exact average depends on the unique nature of each case, understanding the factors influencing your settlement is essential.

Assigning a percentage based on the disability in the injured body part, the doctor refers to the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. As the treating physician is chosen by your employer, who might prioritize minimizing costs, seeking a second opinion through your workers’ compensation lawyer is advisable.

Other Factors Considered in Your Settlement

Beyond disability ratings, various factors shape your settlement, including:

  • Pre-injury and post-injury wage-rate
  • Employability prospects
  • The injured body part
  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical costs
  • Your age 

Negotiations between your lawyer and the workers’ comp representative aim for a fair agreement, often settling somewhere in the middle. An experienced workers’ comp lawyer knows how to advocate for the best possible settlement, considering your unique circumstances.

How Workers’ Compensation Settlements Are Paid

Once a settlement is reached, the discussion turns to payment. Most settlements are paid as lump sums, providing immediate access to benefits. However, for severe and disabling injuries, structured settlements might be considered, involving periodic payments over time. Your attorney guides you through the negotiation process, ensuring you receive the benefits you deserve for a secure future.

Contact Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney

No two workers’ compensation cases are identical, so there’s no way of knowing what the value of your claim is until an attorney reviews it. The intricacies involved in calculating fair compensation underscore the importance of expert guidance. At Hasner Law, we recognize the challenges you face in the aftermath of a work-related injury. We are committed to securing the best possible settlement for your unique circumstances. 

Hasner Law is your trusted partner in securing the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team with over 100 years of combined experience (10 decades) is ready to provide the support and advocacy you need during this challenging time. Contact Hasner Law today, and let us help you navigate the path to financial recovery after a work-related injury. Reach out to us by calling (678) 928-8784 or completing our contact form.

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.