Bluefield, WV asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: I lost my left eye while on a job in 2004 and my lawyer won't settle after I told her to. What do I need to do to settle

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Jobeth Rocky Bowers
Jobeth Rocky Bowers
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Elkton, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It may not be advisable to settle the claim. Realize that for the most part your lawyer would not make any fee at all until the case settles, meaning that if the lawyer is telling you that it isn't a good idea/time to settle, that they are probably right.

You should sit down with your lawyer and discuss the rationale behind the advice, and try to get some answers as to why or why not, and what it all means.

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