I was injured at work and I want to settle my claim. When can I settle my workers’ compensation claim?

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for injured workers. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the hard working people of Northern Illinois and Chicago. On many occasions we find that workers compensation adjusters wrongfully deny medical care and money benefits to injured workers leaving the injured worker with little or nothing to survive. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced workers compensation attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Being involved in a work related injury in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars under the Illinois Workers Compensation act for your lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury victims and work related accidents and we will fight for you!!!

There are some magic words that you need to learn before you can even think about settling your workers’ compensation claim. These words are “maximum medical improvement.” When you hear this from your doctor, it means that you are as good as you are going to get. In other words, there is no further treatment that will improve your condition and your medical treatment, for the most part, has come to an end.

Until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), it’s not possible to assess the permanent nature of your injury, how it will affect your ability to work and how much it will affect your future in general. These are all necessary considerations when reaching a settlement amount. Will you be able to stay in your line of work? Will there be permanent restrictions, such as a limit on how much weight you can lift? The answers impact the value of your case. Being involved in a work related injury in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars under the Illinois Workers Compensation act for your lost wages, medical bills, your permanent injury and your long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury victims and work related accidents and we will fight for you!!!

As we mentioned, your doctor needs to declare that you have reached MMI. It can be a point of contention between the injured worker and the insurance company. You may have no choice and be asked to get an independent medical exam, which is performed by a doctor who is not your usual doctor. If the opinions of that doctor conflict with those of your own doctor, you can ask a judge (called an arbitrator in workers’ compensation) to make a determination.

Almost every step of your case, including that point at which you are determined to be at maximum medical improvement, has the potential to be manipulated by the insurance company in their favor. The best thing you can do to prevent getting taken advantage of and receiving a low settlement amount is to have an experienced and well-respected attorney negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf. The expert attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin have the experience to help you correctly calculate what your case is worth and help you choose whether you are ready to settle your claim. Advice is free and we are here to ensure that you are well informed about your rights and your options.
No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced workers compensation attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your work related injury call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.