Q: How do I go about settleing out of court
And they are uninsured
A: You don't. The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act requires that any Compromise and Release Agreement (settlement) must be approved in writing by a Workers' Compensation Judge before it is binding. An "out-of-court" settlement would not be enforceable, and either side could back out at any time.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer your question without further information.
If you sustained a work-related injury and your Employer does not have Workers Compensation, you can always attempt to "settle" your Workers Compensation Claim with your Employer, however, it is not recommended. The Uninsured Employer Guarantee Fund was created to ensure that injured workers, such as yourself, received proper Compensation even when their Employer failed to maintain Workers Compensation Insurance against State Law.
It is my recommendation that you contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law and schedule a Free Consultation to discuss your rights and remedies. Most Attorneys will accept your case on a Contingent Fee Basis.
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