Can I be forced to settle my case?

By: Glen Wieland

settling a case

 

When it comes to a workers’ compensation accident, there are some situations where an adjuster might continuously call you asking about settling your case. Know that you cannot be forced into settling your case at any point and your benefits will still apply even if you don’t settle, as long as you get treatment from an authorized doctor at least one time per year. Your adjuster, lawyer and workers compensation judge cannot force you to settle your case at any point.  All settlements in workers’ compensation cases must be voluntary and agreed upon by both you and the insurance company.

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On September 29, 2015, a serious auto crash changed our lives forever. Injuries sustained by my husband and I resulted in a long hospital stay and several subsequent surgeries. Two years later, we are both still dealing with injury related issues. Within a few days of the crash, we asked a relative about getting an attorney and they recommended Tom DeLattre (Wieland Hilado & DeLattre). Tom returned my husband’s call that same day and arranged to meet with us at the hospital. He explained the process and assured us that he would handle the auto insurance companies. He explained that our job was to work on our recovery. He was always available for questions and would return calls on weekends and while on vacation. We are very happy with the fair settlement that Tom DeLattre worked out with the insurance companies. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or other family members.

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