Help from Our Sacramento Lawyers After a Settlement
Learn More about Your Legal Options!
Most people believe that once your workers' compensation claim is settled
no further options are available. However, if your injury or illness worsens
and you require additional medical treatment outside of what your settlement
provides, you do have options. Fortunately, there may be certain routes
you can take, including re-opening an initial claim.
At Smolich & Smolich, our
Sacramento workers' compensation lawyers can sit down with you during a
free case evaluation, better understand your changing circumstances, and help you figure out
- At Smolich & Smolich, we are:
- Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation by the California State Bar
- Dedicated to helping you understanding all options available
- Ready to represent you as we seek additional compensation after an initial
Re-Opening a Claim Settled by a Stipulated Finding & Award
There are two ways to settle a worker's compensation case which include
a Stipulated Finding and an Award and Compromise by Release. If you settled
through a Compromise and Release, the terms state that you have terminated
your right to future medical care and the insurance company will not pay
for any additional treatment needs that arise.
However, if you settled your case through a Stipulated Finding and Award
and you injury or illness gets worse you may be able to re-open the claim.
In order to do this you must have suffered a new injury or illness that
causes your initial one to worsen.
Get the Additional Medical Care You Need
If you require further medical care than you initially thought, turn to
our experienced workers' compensation lawyers at Smolich & Smolich
for assistance. We can evaluate your situation and, if possible, help
you re-open your claim as you seek additional compensation for treatment.
Schedule your free case evaluation today by
contacting our firm at 916-571-0400 (local) or (888) 452-0703 (toll free).