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Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is it Possible to Get More Money if Your Condition Worsens After Settling With Workers’ Comp?

Most people settle their workers’ comp claims with the expectation their injuries would heal. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen and the person experiences additional and often unexpected medical problems related to the injury. Since their claims have already been settled and closed, people in this situation may wonder if it’s possible they can reopen their cases and get more money. It depends on the circumstances. Here’s what you need to know about this issue. Clincher Deals One thing that will have a major impact on whether you can get more money for your worsened condition is whether your settlement included a “clincher” clause. Also known as a “full and final release” or “compromise and release”, this clause basically states the only money you’ll get from workers’ compensation insurance for your injury is what you negotiated for at the time your...

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