If you have sustained a lasting impairment, you can opt to negotiate a settlement with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. Settlements bring and end to your case, and can provide you with both temporary and permanent benefits as a result, however they may not be adjusted once agreed upon. It is easy to want to accept a settlement of your particular case as it often provides an easy end to what is otherwise a long and difficult legal process, but often times this settlement is not in your best interest, nor does it provide you with the benefits you will need to deal with the impact of your injury.
If you are offered a settlement for your workers' compensation claim, then it is important for your long-term livelihood that you do not immediately accept it and contact a skilled Santa Maria workers' compensation attorney. Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we have over 130 years of combined experience in workers' compensation cases, and can put our extensive knowledge to work for you to help you through your negotiation process.
Settling your case may be an appealing option for many people involved in a lengthy and complicated workers' compensation claim. It brings an end to confusing litigation and brings a sense of relief that you will no longer be bullied by a stubborn insurance company. But most settlements offered by those insurance companies are in their best interests, not yours. Therefore, before opting to settle your case, it is important to have your case evaulated by a skilled Santa Maria workers' compensation attorney.
At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we can evaluate your proposed settlement, or even fight on your behalf if you wish to negotiate one. Our experienced team can put the law on your side and ensure your well-being is protected from your work-related injury or illness and that you are taken care of for the rest of your life. Don't make a decision that could negatively impact you for the rest of your life because of pressure from your employer or their insurance company; let us handle the legal battle for you and secure the compensation which you are entitled to.