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Is A Lump Sum Settlement Right For You?

Get The Help You Need

Workers' compensation benefits are intended to compensate workers hurt on the job. Injuries include occupational diseases and any aggravation or substantial worsening of a non-work-related condition that reduces your ability to work or results in death. You may be entitled to:

  • Weekly wage loss benefits
  • Hospital, surgical and medical expenses related to the injury
  • Specific loss payments for loss of use of a body part or certain types of scarring and/or disfigurement
  • Death benefits

Free Initial Consultation Call 866-497-7991 or 570-279-4371

Experienced Counsel Provides Guidance

There are pros and cons to accepting or rejecting a lump sum settlement. The counsel of an experienced workers' compensation lawyer at Schemery Zicolello can be invaluable in helping you understand the benefits and pitfalls to each option and to make the decision that is right for you. We have decades of experience serving clients in Williamsport and throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Advocate On Your Behalf

One of our principal attorneys, Mary C. Schemery, has dedicated her 25-plus-year career to helping injured workers. Is a lump sum settlement in your best interests? Our lawyer's keen eye can assess the viability and fairness of a lump sum payment and act as your advocate.

Lump Sum Settlement Benefits

Some injured workers want to receive the lump sum to return to school for a new career that they can physically manage. Others may want to put a down payment on a home. Others are fed up with workers' compensation and want to move on with their lives. Still others simply want to have certainty in their lives and have the ability to make decisions about their future.

Widows' Benefits

If a spouse suffers a fatal injury in a work-related accident, Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws provide benefits for the surviving spouse as well as dependents. These benefits are payable, under certain circumstances, for the life of the surviving spouse, unless there is a remarriage. In that case, the benefits are payable for two years. These claims can sometimes be settled in a lump sum. An experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help you understand your options and protect your rights.

We Are Here to Help ∙ Free Initial Consultations

We understand that you may have questions about accepting a lump sum payment (versus payments over time) or that you may need help seeking widows'/widowers' benefits from the loss of a loved one. Please email or call to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your specific legal concerns: 866-497-7991 or 570-279-4371.