-by Christopher Lebherz
If you were injured at work resulting in a lasting impairment, you may be able to negotiate a settlement. For instance, if the state allows injured workers to negotiate a lump sum settlement, you may prefer that over continuing to receive permanent weekly disability payments. You may also be able to settle any disputed amounts, past-due temporary disability payments, and unreimbursed medical expenses. In addition, it may be possible to negotiate an agreement for a structured settlement. However, by accepting a settlement, you may be giving up your right to receive compensation for future medical treatment. Because the wording of the settlement can be critical, it pays to have an experienced attorney on your side.
Preliminary estate planning with the assistance of a good attorney can be one of the best bequests you can leave your beneficiaries at your passing. We can help you make these arrangements. Please call LEBHERZ & LEBHERZ, Attorneys at Law, at (508)548-6600 to arrange a meeting at our office at Old Bailey Court, 99 Town Hall Square. We can discuss your wishes and see that they are followed to the letter.