Altavista, VA asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: reopened workers comp case for condition getting worse, am i entitled to another settlement

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It depends. If you previously had a full and final settlement for this particular accident, you cannot then get a second settlement. You need to review your prior settlement to see if it was a full and final settlement. You can also ask the lawyer who obtained this settlement for you. If your condition is now worse, then that is the precise reason why one should be cautious in entering a settlement.

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