Maryland Worker's Compensation - Help For Injured Maryland Workers

• Maryland Worker's Compensation - Quick facts about worker's compensation law, benefits and lawyer fees.

• Maryland Worker's Compensation Resources - Links and resources for injured workers.

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10

    Default Settlement vs. Trial

    my case was closed for the past 2 years and my lawyer and i are going for trail in 2 weeks
    for a leg ,lower back neck and arm injuries happened at the job.
    had no choice but to go on enemployment, and keep suffering
    supprisely I got a call from my attorney saying to settle the leg and lower back with $1,800
    and go to trail for the neck and arm
    I refuse the offer and rather face the judge.
    Please advise

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9,108

    Default Re: Settlement

    advice is generally obtained before the decision is made as it's of little use afterwards.
    after the hearing you will be notified in writing by the court of their decision.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Settlement

    what to expect on a trial ?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9,108

    Default Re: Settlement

    depends on the issues.
    written evidence will be submitted; maybe some verbal testimony given.
    then adjourned to await written decision.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Settlement

    how to calculate laost wages if the insurance stops paying me since october 2011,on january 2012 I stated getting unemployment
    my doctor request a surgery for my shoulder if the judge aproved it on the trial.
    do I get payed from oct. 2011 to dec 2011
    and since im getting less money on my EB , Is the insurance paying the difference
    thank you for your assistance on this case

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Calif
    Posts
    18,011

    Default Re: Settlement

    Depends on why your TD was stopped.
    Depends on what the judge says at trial.
    You are not paid full wage loss but a %, so, no the WC benefits won't be paid to supplement UI benefits.
    You should be discussing these issues with your attorney...who knows your file and the facts surrounding your claim.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Settlement

    my case is finally settled
    what step to take next?
    can I qualified for dissabilities benefit, Unemployment, medicare

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Calif
    Posts
    18,011

    Default Re: Settlement

    Quote Quoting largo View Post
    my case is finally settled
    what step to take next?
    can I qualified for dissabilities benefit, Unemployment, medicare
    The next logical step would be to search for a job that fits your permanent restrictions.

    Apply for SSDI, unless you have other medical/psych issues that fit SSA definition of "disabled" you would be denied.
    Apply for UI, the state makes that decision.

    Medicare...are you 65 y/o?
    You would be Medicare eligible after you are approved for SSDI...24 months waiting period./

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10

    Default Re: Settlement

    thanks for the infos

Similar Threads

  1. Settlement vs. Going to Trial. What Will Be the Best Way to Go
    By jimmy777 in forum Disability Benefits
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-06-2012, 07:44 PM
  2. Settlement or Trial
    By humalien in forum Insurance Company Practices
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2009, 11:49 PM
  3. Trial or No Trial?
    By hurtbad2 in forum Legal Issues
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-18-2008, 11:59 AM
  4. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-19-2008, 06:20 AM
  5. Trial and Settlement
    By crosswrench in forum California
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-22-2007, 10:55 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 


Find a Lawyer