My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: RI
My attorney is pressuring me to settle my complex injuries case. He hasn't come right out and said what amount WC is offering, maybe because he knows I won't settle for anything less than including WC covering my permanent injuries for life. The only thing he says is money is the only thing on the table. Is there a reason why he won't tell me the amount? Or is he simply feeling around, hoping to see IF I will settle for anything less than including medical? I'm afraid to be frank with him at this point. While he has been very good to me and is more aware of the complex details of my case than the last two lawyers ever were, I can tell he's getting frustrated with the whole thing. It's very trying having to explain all the pertinent details every time we go to court. People keep getting lost in them--even I keep getting confused! Everyone always ends up cranky by the end.
So, can he force me to settle? Are attorneys known to be as effective and willing to fight for you if they know their payout might be less than they hoped for with this lifelong medical included?