Life After Your Workers' Compensation Claim
When you get hurt on the job and enter the workers’ compensation system, there is nothing that can prepare you for the financial stress with the challenges that lie ahead. Our clients suffered work related injuries through no fault of their own, receive medical treatment and a fraction of their prior wages. Many times your work related injury can lead to permanent work restrictions and physical limitations. The harsh reality for our clients that they may never be able to return to their prior career can be difficult and lead to a sense of hopelessness. At Sadow & Froy, we do our best to keep our clients’ focus in a positive direction because there is life after your workers’ compensation claim!
As your case progresses and your medical treatment begins to slow down we will begin to discuss the option of settlement. In Georgia, all settlements of workers’ compensation claims are voluntary, so this can never be guaranteed. However, most insurance companies will want to settle your case. Settlement is the best way to close the door on this horrible chapter and open the door to the next phase of life! Many attorneys will merely discuss values of the claim in terms of dollars and cents, but our clients deserve better. We pride ourselves on trying to help our clients look at the future in a positive light and discuss that settlement is more than a business decision, it is a family decision, it is a life decision.
Settlements of workers’ compensation claims in Georgia are tax free. It is rare in life to have the opportunity to secure a lump sum of tax free money to restart your work life. For some, their settlement money means that they can pay off a mortgage, which is every household’s most significant expense. For others, their settlement sends them back to school to be retrained for a substantially lighter and most times far more lucrative career! We recently had a client who was so intrigued by the mediation process involved in settling her claim that she is now working towards her certification to become a mediator herself. We love hearing these stories, people taking lemons and making lemonade. Other clients have used their settlement funds to start their own business. A lump sum from your settlement provides capital for equipment, marketing and overhead.
At Sadow & Froy, one of the most rewarding aspects of working hard for our deserving clients is the opportunity to watch them grow and prosper despite their limitations. We believe in giving our clients the best possible start for their next chapter in life and we will do everything we can to obtain the most favorable settlement to assist you and your family in making a bright future.