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What Does It Mean to Settle A Workers' Comp Case?

Settlement Can Be a Great Option in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Settling your Workers’ Compensation case means you accept an agreed-upon payment amount and do not take your case to trial. In a Workers’ Compensation case, this means you (the injured employee) agree to stop all legal proceedings and accept a lump sum payment from your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance provider.

In exchange, your employer’s insurance carrier is absolved of their responsibility to give you weekly cash benefits and make regular medical benefits payments.

When you consider or agree to a settlement, you and your attorney must estimate how much your work-related injuries have already cost you and how much they are likely to cost you in the future. This calculation includes all time off, medical expenses, long-term effects of reduced earning potential, and so on. Once you settle on a fair number, you and your Workers’ Compensation attorney will negotiate with opposing counsel and come to an agreement.

Once an agreement has been reached, your settlement proposal will go before the Commissioner, where a judge will verify that you actually agree to the proposed amount and make sure it is fair based on your injuries and estimated current and future costs. At this point, a judge may either approve or deny your proposed settlement, depending on whether or not they perceive it to be fair.

Our Practice Is Dedicated to Protecting the Interests of Injured Workers in Connecticut

At the Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo, we can help you decide the best course of action in your Workers’ Compensation case. Whether it be settlement or litigation, we are in it to make sure you receive the best possible outcome. While some cases ultimately proceed to trial, we are motivated to help you get fair compensation without dragging you into a long, costly legal battle, which is why we seek to find a beneficial settlement option as often as possible.

Make us your Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and allow us to come alongside you and help you achieve a positive outcome in your case. We serve working people in New Britain, Waterbury, and throughout Connecticut.

Call (203) 663-3695 today to speak to a member of our team, or send us your information to schedule a consultation.

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