North Carolina Settlements of Total and Permanent Disability Cases

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 pm    

These are cases where a worker cannot return to work in any capacity because of the work-related disability. There are many questions workers who have a total and permanent disability should ask their North Carolina injured worker lawyer. Here are some of them.

  • How does the new 500 week limit with an option to extend past the 500 weeks affect my settlement?
  • What are the major factors in a permanent and total settlement?
  • Are older workers more likely to settle?
  • How do other factors like Medicare and social security factor into the settlement?
  • How is future compensation figured?
  • How are long-term medical bills figured?
  • What types of nursing or attendant care am I allowed?
  • What’s a common example of a settlement scenario?
  • How are legal fees handled?
  • What are the downsides to not settling a large claim?
  • Is it advisable to enter into an ‘indemnity only’ settlement and leave the medicals open?

 

Total and Permanent Disability Cases Require Strong Worker’s Compensation Advocates

Injured North Carolina workers who have suffered a total and permanent disability only have one chance at earning more income, which could potentially last for the worker’s entire life.  This one chance means it is crucial to get any settlement right. All future problems must be considered. The right sum must be achieved or it is not worth it to give up your benefits. Joe Miller Esq. has helped workers for over a quarter century. If you or a loved is totally disabled due to a work injury or illness, please contact me today by calling 888-694-1671 or requesting an appointment by completing my online form.