Workers’ Compensation Lump-Sum Payments In Milwaukee
As a general rule, workers’ compensation benefits are not paid in a lump sum. For a number of reasons, they are paid out periodically up to a certain time period or dollar amount. Lump sums can be available under certain circumstances, however. If you think a lump-sum payment arrangement would better suit your financial needs, contact a Wisconsin workers’ compensation lawyer.
“Whenever an employer and employee enter into a compromise regarding liability for an injury, the compromise must be in writing (or on the record orally at a hearing) and approved by the Department. …[Upon] a request for an advancement or [payment] upfront, a lump-sum payment will be considered [by the judge] after approval of the compromise.” – Attorney Charlie Domer, “Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Law”
Lump-Sum Workers’ Compensation Payments Are Possible But Not Promised
Sometimes, you can navigate the workers’ comp system without a lawyer. Other times, you need to speak to one. If you are attempting to get a lump-sum payment of your benefits, you should speak to a lawyer. If you attempt to get a settlement out of an insurance company on your own, you are unlikely to prevail.
You have a potential chance for a lump-sum payment or settlement if you can get to the negotiating table. Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys know how to get insurance companies to bargain, maximize your benefits and make sure you receive everything you deserve, including claims that may have been neglected or denied.
Most workers’ compensation cases settle without the need for a court hearing, and with those settlements comes the possibility of a lump-sum payment of benefits. At Domer Law, S.C., we can assist injured workers in negotiating such a settlement, which is also tax-free.
Contact A Milwaukee Workers’ Compensation Settlement Lawyer
If your claim has been denied or you want to negotiate a lump-sum payment of your workers’ compensation benefits, Domer Law, S.C., is here to help. Contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys online or call 414-279-2647. We offer free consultations and do not collect a fee unless we win compensation for your injuries.