Every case eventually must be settled, and to get a fair settlement, you will almost always need an attorney. Workers' Compensation attorneys know what a case is worth, injured workers, as a rule, do not. If you want to do the research yourself, and look up cases where there was a similar injury, similar time off work, similar treatment, and similar permanent restrictions after treatment ended, by my guest. More importantly, after you have done all that work, it is still unlikely any adjuster will pay you the fair value of the claim. Why should they, you have no leverage. you can only say yes or no to their offer, but you cannot get them to increase the offer. If you say yes, you end up with a very low settlement. If you say no, you get nothing. Not a good set of choices.
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