Roswell, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: If the PPD payments are straight math then why do we hear of insurance offering more to settle and close?

The insurance person offered $1000 extra payment to close the claim. This makes us think there is more than straight math in play. We also learned that mileage to medical can be included - the insco never told us this we had to find out on our own. What else are they not telling us?

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T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There’s a lot they aren’t telling you. The settlement value of a workers comp case depends on many factors. Your best bet to figure out the best option for you is to consult with a workers comp attorney.

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Closing the medical portion of the file should your condition worsen. Also, foreclosing be possibility of you getting income benefits should the medical condition change for the worse. You need a lawyer to review your situation.

Michael Richard Moebes
Michael Richard Moebes
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Because getting paid PPD does not end your case, but settling it does. These are two different calculations.

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