Not all settlements can end in a massive payment for the victim. In many situations, the fault or severity of the issue at hand may allow a bit of mercy on the part of your legal opponent. If you’re unable to receive as much compensation as you desire through cash, consider a few ways to negotiate for living assistance and similar services in your workers compensation settlement.
Helping Your Recovery May Be Less Expensive
Consider an injury settlement. If you’ve been injured in an accident or through malice, your settlement should already cover your tangible hospital bills. The question of how long the medical costs may last can be unclear.
During long legal conflicts, you may be continuing to suffer while struggling to maintain income. A cash settlement may seem like an easy way out, even at a low amount. Instead of ducking into a low payment bait, request an evaluation term for your injury recovery.
Instead of demanding medical care for life without enough proof, your legal opponent can agree to a year or a few years of medical coverage in order to evaluate your condition. The price tag is far lower than a lifetime responsibility, and it allows you to focus on what to do next in life until the evaluation period is over.
Once the evaluation period ends, you should have enough medical evidence to push for the settlement you want; either through continued medical coverage or a cash settlement that is more attractive to you.
Cover Living Expenses During Your Transition
Returning from an injured lifestyle or changing lifestyles because of an injury can be difficult, especially if your only skills have been rendered difficult to use or completely useless.
For many victims, changing careers or seeking disability compensation are the only choices. If you’re not affected enough for disability or if your disability rating isn’t enough to maintain a living, request that your legal adversary cover your basic living expenses as you search for a new way of life.
You could go to school for job training, certifications or college degrees if you’re able to manage the negotiations properly. As a student, studying should be your number one priority; make sure your distracting bills are covered by your legal opponent.
Training isn’t cheap, so paying for college may not be a realistic option for many people. Depending on the cost of college, it may be more affordable for your legal opponent to pay for your education.
There are many scholarships and grants available for those with enough desire. If your legal adversary can hire a grant writer, an entire world of financial options can be opened.
A grant writer or scholarship professional can search deeply into the education system, scouring for ways to cover as much of your tuition and fees as possible. The cost of college can become cheaper for your legal opponent and more likely as a negotiation tactic.
If you need help making negotiations work with your legal situation, contact a workers compensation attorney (available at Mooney and Associates LLC as well as other firms).