Workers compensation - broken tailbone. Very low settlement?
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I am not understanding the facts. This claim, if closed with permanent impairment, should have been closed on an unscheduled basis. If so, the insurer or administrator only owes you benefits if you suffer a loss of earning capacity.
I am not sure what the $5k represents. Can you enlighten me?
I am in Arizona attorney who focuses in Worker's Compensation law. Settlement of a Worker's Compensation claim should include not only a loss of earning capacity and determination but also medical supportive care that you will need for the rest of your life. I would be happy to discuss your options and look at your case. 602-730-5595.
I agree with Mr Fisher that you need to talk to an Arizona atty. It won't cost you anything for the first consult and they work on a contingent fee basis so that they don't receive anything unless you get paid. And Colorado your claim would be worth much more than $5000. That's why you have to talk to an Arizona attorney to discuss how permanent impairment is handled there. You can use the "find a lawyer" feature to locate somebody that can assist you. Since you don't live in Arizona now anyone that practices there could probably represent you. It should be somebody who works primarily in the area of Worker's Compensation.
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It sounds like it would be worth more in California. In order to protect your rights, and assure you are getting the maximum settlement allowed under Arizona law, you would need to consult an Arizona workers compensation attorney, who can get all the facts in your case and best advise you as to your case value and how to proceed. You can search for an attorney through this site, by clicking the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page, and then searching for a workers compensation attorney, by location, in Arizona. You can probably then arrange to do a telephone consultation. Best of luck.