In many cases, it can be advantageous to negotiate a complete and final settlement of a claim, in which case a lump sum of money is paid in exchange for the injured worker giving up his or her right to ask for future medical costs and compensation payments. However, no party has the right to settle a claim. The worker, the employer, and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation must all reach an agreement before a claim can be settled.

It is almost always advantageous for an injured worker who is thinking about settling a claim to secure expert advice from a legal professional knowledgeable in matters of workers’ compensation. Employers and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation are in a much better position than the injured worker to evaluate the economic value of a claim and will always negotiate to their own advantage. The attorneys at the Marshall Grinder Debski Pitts Law Firm are experienced advocates of injured workers. When you choose us to represent you, we are with you at every stage of the process.