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Q: Workmans comp settlement severe tbi

for me?

we are currently in a workmans comp case severe tbi. They are trying to settle for 80.000 but he is still suffering and he did not receive the proper treatment due to the dr and scheduling and were advised by our current lawyer to remain with them. My problem is he is getting worse and not improving. His litigation is this Wednesday with a judge who is in favor of ins companies and their dr says he's able to work but our dr says that's impossible. We don't want to settle but are afraid if we don't that he won't get anything. It'll be 2 yrs in june

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Richard Alan Jaffe
Richard Alan Jaffe
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I am sorry to hear about the issues that you are having with your Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits, however, as it appears that you are represented by an Attorney these questions would best be posed of him or her as they would be in a much better position to address your concerns.

Please note that you do not have to settle your Claim for Workers Compensation Benefits and should discuss all of your options with your current attorney.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your current representation you are always free to seek alternative counsel.

We wish locked with your case and hope that it results in a favorable Decision and/or settlement.

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Since you are a represented party, no one on here can ethically provide you with legal advice. I can tell you that your lawyer is in the best position to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If you are not confident in your attorney, you are free to change attorneys. However, if you do change attorneys, the new attorney would need to learn the file which could delay your case or result in a less favorable outcome. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your current attorney to discuss your questions and obtain a full explanation of why they are recommending settlement.

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Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: No injured worker can be forced to settle their claim. My advice is simple. You need an experienced workers comp attorney to speak with about your case. You need some strong guidance. If you already have counsel, perhaps set up a phone consultation immediately to discuss your ongoing concerns.

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