Most Workers’ Compensation Insurance Adjusters will not budge from their first offer.
They think the injured worker does not understand the process and has little leverage.
You will not be able to get them to come up unless you ask to see the Arbitrator to find out the value of your injury.
Another factor is if you tell the adjuster you want future medical.
Many times the insurance company sees the injured worker as having few alternatives if they do not have a lawyer.
You can get a lawyer after the initial offer.
This will often result in an increased offer because the adjuster wants to close out the claim without increasing the company’s costs.
This protects your original offer (there is no attorney fee on the original offer), and gets you some more money.
The attorney fee only applies to the increased amount of the offer.
Questions about your settlement offer? Feel free to call Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.