While transporting pallettized heavy merchandise a tornado hit our building without an alert, the roof was sucked up and then came back down with heavy downpours on me. I was able to fall/jump from the lift I was on and crawl and drag myself using the bolted aisles to get to the center wall and call for help. 2 Home Depot employees came to my rescue.
Was a worker’s compensation claim filed at the time? And has the comp insurer paid for your medical treatment? Worker’s compensation will generally only cover medical expenses and 2/3 of your average weekly wage for time missed from work. If there are no permanent injuries, there may be no “settlement”. I suggest contacting a worker’s compensation attorney in your area that can properly evaluate your claim.
No one can give you a specific answer on "how" to settle. The answer depends on very many factors and whether/how you have been injured, whether a workers' compensation insurer has provided medical treatment, your diagnosis, future medical needs, and much more. It is important that you contact a workers' compensation attorney in your area and sit down for a free consultation. There are many good workers' comp attorneys in Savannah.
Before analyzing the case for settlement, you should address the compensability of the underlying claim and ensure that you are receiving all appropriate workers' compensation benefits. You only settle a workers' compensation claim once, so when you do, you need to make sure you're doing it at the right time for you, not for the insurance company. You should reach out to a reputable workers' compensation attorney in your area who specifically tailors his practice to handling workers' compensation matters.
You need to specify if you had injuries, and if so, you can obtain medical treatment through work comp.
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