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How Much is My Workers’ Compensation Case in Fall River, MA Worth?

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2016 | Workers' Compensation

The legal team here at Sabra & Aspden has helped countless clients throughout the Greater Fall River, MA region with their workers’ compensation cases. Over the years of representing these clients, one question that is consistently asked is: how much is my workers’ compensation case worth?

When dealing with workers’ compensation cases in Bristol County, there are 3 things to factor to help determine the worth of your workers’ compensation case.

Workers’ Compensation Factor #1: The first issue that influences your case’s worth is your average weekly wage.

Workers’ Compensation Factor #2: What is the compensation rate? In other words, what will your insurance company pay per week, for total or partial benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Factor #3: The final factor is how much has your insurance company paid thus far?

In terms of this final factor, in general there’s a cap of 7 years in benefits. For example, you could have 3 years of total benefits, and 4 years of partial benefits. Ultimately, the value of your workers’ compensation is determined by how much your insurance company has paid thus far.

Exceptions for your Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Case: There are, of course, exceptions when it comes to determining the value of one of our clients’ workers’ compensation cases. If, for example, you are deemed to be permanently – or totally – disabled, then the value of your case could be much higher.

Rhode Island and Massachusetts: How to determine the true worth of your workers’ compensation case

Understanding the true worth of your case can be complicated and overwhelming, which is why we encourage you to seek the expertise of a workers’ comp attorney in Fall River, like the team here at Sabra & Aspden.

To date, we have won more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including the towns of Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, Westport, Dighton, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, Berkley, Dartmouth, Freetown, Rehoboth, Raynham, Seekonk, Fairhaven as well as the surrounding Rhode Island communities of Tiverton, Portsmouth, Warren and Little Compton.

We encourage you to contact us today at 508-286-7122, or visit our Somerset offices (1026 County Street) to schedule your free case evaluation.