I just got a call from lawyer and she said she settled my case and had dollar amounts available.
I thought this was kind of funny because I had never even gone to court once for this. So here is my story. Had three separate back injuries,first was not w.c. however had surgery, second and third were separate w.c. cases which are being settled now together. I am permanantly disabled and considered unable to do any kind of work. My lawyer said she settled my first w.c. case with a lump sum payment of $61,000. She said she settled my 2nd w.c. case with a dollar amount which will be disbursed over 5 years in the amount of $157,000. After that is over I will get payments from the 2nd injury fund because my original problem was not w.c. related. However she said that my s.s. payments will be offset because of perm disability payments
I asked if this was just a offer or is this a final settlement which is non-negotiable and my lawyer replied that this is not really negotiable because they are not arguing the fact that I am disabled and the ic is agreeing that I am 100% disabled so I could not possibly get any more money. Does this all sound ok to you guys.
Or should my back injuries I've had be worth more than that. Anything sound funny to you?