What kind of role the age of employee plays when comes to the amount of settlement?

What is the difference in amount of settlementwhen employee is 50 or 54 years old? This is the settlement after the workers` comp. claim is finished.

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this ara of the law.  Age is not a factor in the workers comp statute.  As far as settlement is concerned, the settlment is generally based on the comp rate of the individual and the body part injuryed and the extent of the injuryin terms of disability.  The persons age is not really a factor.  However, age becomes a fact when settling the matter as the parties look at how long the person will have to endure this injury and try to use life expectancy as a basis for measuring the future costs of medical treatment.  I suggest meeting with a lawyer who can get the full details of your question.

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this ara of the law.  Age is not a factor in the workers comp statute.  As far as settlement is concerned, the settlment is generally based on the comp rate of the individual and the body part injuryed and the extent of the injuryin terms of disability.  The persons age is not really a factor.  However, age becomes a fact when settling the matter as the parties look at how long the person will have to endure this injury and try to use life expectancy as a basis for measuring the future costs of medical treatment.  I suggest meeting with a lawyer who can get the full details of your question.


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