Can I Return to Work After a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

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If you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligence or intentional act, you can seek workers’ compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Keep in mind that a lot of workers comp insurance carriers only agree to a settlement if you resign. This is because they claim that returning to work could mean that the insurer may have to pay for another workplace injury that’s already covered by the settlement. In most cases, in order to return to work, you have to accept a stipulated award.

A stipulated award allows you to return to work with the assurance that any future medical expenses from your previous injury will be covered. This type of payment relationship can continue for the rest of your life. Furthermore, if the costs of your future medical care increase, the insurer will take care of it. However, you may have to reopen your claim in a situation like this.

No matter what the work injury entails, it can potentially have long-term emotional and financial effects on not only you but your loved ones as well. Even the smallest workplace accidents can leave you with large medical expenses, missed wages, and persistent stress. As soon as you can after your injury, call a personal injury lawyer at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys at for a free consultation. We won’t rest until our clients get what they deserve—that’s why we offer the : we don’t get paid until you do!