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We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if there is no monetary recovery, you owe us nothing for our services. In most cases, KBG Injury Law will advance the expenses of the case and will wait to be reimbursed until the conclusion of the case.

There is no charge for your initial consultation with a KBG Injury Law personal injury attorney. This allows you to explore your options and determine whether moving forward with your case is the best decision for you on a risk-free basis. An initial consultation is the all-important first step to getting the results you deserve.

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What is a lump sum settlement in a workers’ compensation case?

If you are receiving benefits, you may be entitled to a lump sum settlement from the insurance company. Insurance companies prefer that you not have an attorney so that they can settle your case for less money. Only an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be able to accurately gauge how much your case is worth, and ensure you receive everything to which you’re entitled. In most cases, an experienced attorney will be able to obtain a larger lump sum after the deduction of attorney’s fees; then you would be able to obtain by settling your claim with the insurance company.

The settlement of a workers’ compensation claim can be much more complicated than it first appears. Particularly if you are receiving, or may become eligible for Social Security disability, retirement, or Medicare benefits or if you have received short-term disability or long-term disability benefits. Additionally, the claim becomes increasingly complicated if some of your medical bills have been paid by private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Public Assistance, or some other insurance program. If any of these benefits or insurance programs are or may be involved, and they are not properly accounted for in the settlement, you may lose those benefits, or, worse, have to pay them back for benefits received. Before you sign any settlement agreement, you should consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please call us for a free consultation.