Personal Injury Law
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If you are making a third party claim, your case is worth three times your related medical bills and lost wages. This way, you get money for your medical and lost wages and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, if you are making a workers' comp claim you cannot sue for pain and suffering. The workers comp carrier is required to pay all your medical bills and to pay you disability benefits while you are out of work. After you have reached maximum medical improvement, you will need to negotiate a settlement with the workers' comp carrier. Your doctor will give you a disability rating. For a wrist injury, you will probably get less than a 100 percent disability rating. You multiply the disability rating by two-thirds of your weekly salary. That is how much you will get for your settlement. Make sure you get an accurate disability rating. For more information, go on http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/alabama-workers-compensation---part-3.
If the workers' comp carrier does not follow this formula, hire a lawyer. Hire a local workers' comp lawyer. Go on http://www.martindale.com/. Good luck and remember to press accept so that I may get credit.
my lost wages and medical are being paid by work comp but i may have claim against 1 or 2 other parties for causing the accident for pain and suffering. what would be average settlement for this?
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