Our client injured her knee on the job, and then was fired. Fearing she would end up homeless without work, she settled with her former employer for an inappropriate amount—without consulting a lawyer first. She came to us after that settlement, when her injury became worse and she required more medical treatment.
This is the kind of story we hear all too often. The good news is, we were able to help our client win more medical benefits. But she would have been entitled to time loss benefits (wage substitute) and vocational retraining, too, if only she had not settled with her employer before coming to us.
The Point: Don’t settle for what they want to give. Talk to us first.