Re: Irritated with Attorney and WC
Unless you're willing to forfeit four years of benefits you won't see a lump sum, they never settle a lump sum for the full value of a claim.
So now my husband will be getting under 250.00 a week for nine yrs. How can this be allowed?
There's no law mandating they settle for a lump sum, unless it benefits the carrier they may pay out your claim in weekly payments.
The carrier will rarely settle a lump sum for more than five years of benefits, there's no benefit for them to do so.
They'd just as soon pay out the claim in weekly payments, draw interest on your money and pray you have an early death.
Sounds like you have an attorney who lacks experience or you demanded too much in a lump sum.
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