How much money should i ask for a workman comp case. i got hurt on the job in jan 2011 my neck and still seeing dr and going to pt dr still dont know where the pain is coming from. how much money should i ask for pain and suffering?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Arrange for a consultation with an attorney who is appropriately experienced and
knowledgeable in Virginia workman's compensation matters, and who should be able to competently advise you on your particular situation.
There are several such attorneys connected with this particular website.
First, you should not attempt to settle your workers' compensation claim without an experienced Virginia workers' compensation attorney. I assure you, the insurance company will have their attorney involved. Second, Virginia workers' compensation does not pay for pain and suffering. What it does pay for (life-time medical benefits, wage loss, permanent partial disability, etc.) has value but you will not be able to determine the value without competent legal representation. Third, it is possible that a settlement is not in your best interests only 10 months after your injury.
Please consult a competent and experienced Virginia workers' compensation attorney before you do anything else.