Asked in Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi

Q: Settlement offer to low.

My husband agreed to a lump sum settlement of $50,000. ( we have no attorney) today at the works comp. Hearing with the Ms WC commission they put his case on hold. Later he received a call from WC commission saying the offer is way low and they see close to $117,000 and suggested we hire an attorney. Our questions are what is the going % an attorney will take and low long can this stay tied up in court? Also if we make an offer for around 75,000 and WC agrees can the commission still not accept it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It depends on the facts of your case, such as the type of injury that your husband has. Your best bet would be to contact a worker's compensation attorney, who could then advise you as to the appropriate course of action.

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