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Lump-Sum Injury Settlements Lawyer


If you were injured on the job and you qualify for wage and medical benefits through workers’ compensation, those benefits may be paid out over a long period of time. In some cases, though, you may be offered a lump-sum payment by an insurance company.

While the idea of receiving a large financial payment is attractive to most people, lump-sum payments carry risk, and it is important to make sure you are getting a fair deal that will cover your future needs and expenses. The fact is that insurance companies are not in the business of looking out for workers and their families — they are in the business of paying out as little as possible, with the ultimate goal of paying nothing. It is important to talk to an experienced workers’ comp attorney before accepting a settlement for a few reasons:

  • You may be offered less than what is customary or proper
  • You may be giving up important medical benefits
  • Your condition may worsen in the future, and expensive treatment may not be covered
  • The lump-sum payment may not account for the loss of income over the course of your remaining career
  • The settlement amount may not be commensurate with your rate of pay

A Lawyer Who Can Help You Receive a Fair Settlement

Attorney Jeff Dohrmann is highly experienced with workers’ compensation claims, settlements and appeals. With over 15 years of specific experience in the field, he can advise you regarding your rights and options. If a lump-sum settlement is in your best interests, Jeff can analyze the details of your case, help you calculate what you should receive and negotiate with the insurance company to maximize what you receive.

Contact a Lump-Sum Injury Settlements Attorney

The Williamsport and Bloomsburg personal injury settlement attorneys of Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters can answer your questions about lump-sum Pennsylvania workers’ compensation settlements during a free consultation. Call us at 570-323-8711 or toll free at 800-784-6789 for help with your case.

Attorney Cliff Rieders

Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]