Will they pay me to close or settle my claim?

Many injured workers, particularly when their treatment has ended and their doctor has released them, inquire about closing or settling their workers’ compensation claim. In many instances, the insurance company and the injured worker will agree on an amount of money that the insurance company pays to the injured worker in exchange for the injured worker agreeing to close their claim. This is called a settlement, or a “washout.”

The value of a case, generally speaking, reflects what future benefits, either in the form of medical treatment or compensation benefits, the injured worker may be eligible to in the future if they didn’t settle their case.

Settlements do not reflect compensation for pain and suffering and other emotional components.

Neither party can force the other to settle. A Judge of Compensation Claims is not empowered to award a settlement when the parties cannot come to an agreement. Thus, if no agreement is reached, no settlement occurs, and the claim remains open.

Settlement negotiations are complicated. If you would like to explore settlement of your case, please call us.

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Actual Case Results

Inese T. vs. Bud’s Diner/The Travelers Companies
Outcome: We won. The judge ordered that workers compensation authorize a cardiac bypass surgery for our client.
Robert M. vs. Newspress/Travelers Insurance Company
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation checks were awarded to our client.
Karen W. vs. Sunsplash Market & Cafe/Kemper National Services
Outcome: We won. The judge ruled that workers' compensation must authorize a psychiatrist for our client.
Beverly L. vs. Staff Leasing/Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Outcome: We won. Compensability of the workers’ compensation claim was awarded, as were various medical benefits and compensation checks.
Brent M. vs. Jackson Total Service/AARLA
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation was ordered to authorize neurological treatment for our client’s neck and left arm injuries.
Inese T. vs. Bud’s Diner/The Travelers Companies
Outcome: We won. The judge ordered that workers’ compensation authorize a cardiac catheterization procedure for our client.
Frank R. vs Rock and Creek RV Resort/Claims Center
Outcome: We won. Workers' compensation was ordered to authorize a trial spinal cord stimulator for our client.
Miguel C. vs. Bralew Inc./Diversified Inc/Employers Advocate Ins.
Outcome: We won. Having previously secured a psychiatrist for our client, the judge awarded an workers’ compensation attorney fee at the expense of the insurance company.
Daniel G. vs. Decks Unlimited/Sterling Cooke
Outcome: We won. The judge of Compensation Claims ordered workers’ compensation to authorize a facet rhizotomy procedure.
Kelly C. vs. Boran Craig Barber Engle Construction/United Seif insured Services.
Outcome: We won. Workers’ compensation checks in excess of $40,000.00 were awarded to the claimant.
Joseph B. vs. LMF Construction/Guarantee Insurance Co. and Mud Slingers, Inc./Bridgefield Employers Insurance and BCBE Inc./USIS
Outcome: We won. Compensability of the workers’ compensation claim was awarded, as were various medical and compensation benefits.

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