Settlements for Victims of Workplace Injuries
In addition to other benefits, some workplace injury victims are entitled to a workers' compensation settlement. One type of settlement is referred to as a schedule loss of use (SLU) award. This is a one-time settlement. However, in certain circumstances, you may retain the right to reopen the case and reapply for additional benefits if there is a change in condition. At the Robert A. Koenigsberg Law Offices, our attorneys understand all of the settlement and benefits options available to you. With 20 years of experience on our side, you can be confident in our ability to help you maximize your recovery.
One-time Settlement for a Permanent Loss
A schedule loss of use award is a one-time settlement for a permanent loss, such as the loss of function of an arm, leg, hand or foot. This award may also be available in cases of hearing or vision loss, as well as in cases involving injuries that have left visible scars on the face or neck.
How Large Will the Settlement Be?
Settlements are based on the body part. For example, according to the schedule, the total value of an injured arm may be different than the total value of an injured leg. If your doctor has noted that your loss of use is less than 100%, you will get whatever percentage of the schedule loss of use award corresponds with the percentage the doctor has assigned to your loss.
This is where matters become complex. You want to make certain that the percentage is accurate and that you get the settlement that you are entitled to, and our lawyers are here to help. When you call our New York City office at 646-480-1625 today or contact us online, we will schedule a free initial consultation. At that point, we will begin to review your case. We will take the necessary steps to understand what you are going through and to help you get all of the financial resources, including a settlement, you need to go through it.