If a workers' compensation applicant does not agree with the settlement amount, the applicant can proceed to a hearing or trial with the insurance company in order to win a higher lump-sum or weekly payment, states Nolo.... More » Government & Politics Law

Workers' compensation settlements are calculated based on whether the work-related injury caused permanent partial disability, permanent total disability or temporary partial or total disability, explains Nolo. Partial d... More » Business & Finance Business Resources HR

Workers' compensation settlement amounts for back injuries factor the costs of treatment and the loss of income that may occur due to the injuries, reports Noneconomic damages to a worker also facto... More » Government & Politics Law
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