Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Thank you for your question. Although I am an attorney, I cannot represent you. However, I will give you the most thorough information I am able. Because you realize that you have a potential claim, by signing this severance agreement you are giving up the right to make claim later. Whether you are eligible for disability or to make a claim against you employer will depend on the extent of your injury, whether you can prove that it was exacerbated or caused by your employer and/or your future ability to work. As all of these analyses are exceptionally factually specific, it may behoove you to sit down with a local employment law attorney who can listen to the facts of your case and help you make a determination as to whether signing this severance agreement is in your best interests.