Monday, September 5, 2011

Full, Final and Complete Settlements; To Do or Not To Do?

You have been injured in a Minnesota workers compensation accident and the insurance company adjuster wants to settle your case.  Throughout the claim you may have felt the adjuster was "good to you" and always treated you fairly.  In some cases adjusters do treat injured employees well but when it comes to a settlement they are NEVER looking out for your best interest.  Adjusters are employees who must answer to a supervisor and other upper management.  Day in and day out their drive is to minimize costs.  Settlement of your case for as little as possible is one the methods to achieve those goals.

If you are offered a settlement I strongly urge you to contact an experienced work comp lawyer.  Try to chose one that has experience working for both sides at some time in their careers.  You are want to chose a lawyer who limits their practice to assisting injured and disabled employees exclusively.  Lawyers who practice in multiple areas are less likely to be able to keep up with the changing laws, maintain familiarity with the rules at the Office of Administrative Hearings, and are generally disconnected from the overall practice and thereby limited in their ability to effectively evaluate your case.  They have names for lawyers like me; they call us Comp Heads or lawyers who do this day in and day out.

If you are offered a settlement by an insurance company and you are unrepresented or represented by an attorney who only dabbles in this area, I am more than happy to talk to you about the offer.  Every year, I represent clients who have been offered the "top dollar" by an adjuster and every year I obtain much larger settlements for clients.  My analysis is FREE so you really have nothing to lose.  Contact our office at 651-333-3636 or call us toll free at 888-933-5619 to speak with an attorney today.  Also feel free to visit our website to learn more about your workers compensation rights and our lawyers