When should I settle my claim?

A: There is no one set of rules for the “best time to settle” in any case, as each case is different. If you are actively seeking medical treatment, or you may have suffered a permanent loss of use of a body part(s), or you have permanent restrictions, there is a danger in settling your claim prematurely. This is because you can never go back to your employer or to Commission once your claim is settled and funds disbursed. However, if you have reached maximum medical improvement and have returned to work or are in vocational rehabilitation, you may wish to consider settlement.

We can answer your questions regarding this issue and can assist you in evaluating the value of your case and if it might be a good option.


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