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    Default Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Just found this forum a bit late! However, I could use some assistance with the legal part of my WC case. The final WC hearing ruled that I am not 100 percent disabled and can work in some fashion. My attorney appealed this in circuit court and provided all of the doctors that I have gone to in the past 4 years to give testimony. Now the insurance company wants to settle. How would I know if I am getting a good deal? They have asked me to fill out a form for a company to look into all of my medical bills for the past 4 years so they can put money in a set aside that I will manage on my own. I am asking here because my lawyer hasn't really explained much other than its better to negotiate than go thru a trial. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    No one other than your lawyer can give specific advice about your case - he knows the details of your claim.
    Follow whatever your lawyer advises - as long as you're represented, they aren't about to try and screw you.
    There's no such a thing as a good deal in this business, you take the best you can get and run like hell.

    Tony
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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Quote Quoting tony View Post
    No one other than your lawyer can give specific advice about your case - he knows the details of your claim.
    Follow whatever your lawyer advises - as long as you're represented, they aren't about to try and screw you.
    There's no such a thing as a good deal in this business, you take the best you can get and run like hell.

    Tony
    Thank you! and you are right, once injured and in this crummy system, the best is to get out and move on!

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Well, after long enough, my medicare approved a MSA that was submitted. Does anyone know how long after it is approved that the monetary portion that we agreed upon will be sent to me? I have posted on the Legal page about my lawyer asking for additional compensation because she did a great job. I haven't agreed to it and just wondering if my decision to to pay her more than what the WC systems states is holding up my settlement funds.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    how long after it is appred that the monetary portion that we agreed upon will be sent to me?
    It comes about the same time as your settlement.
    If you have the professionals handle it, it will be sent to them.

    I'd say within 30 days, just a guess based on what I've seen.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Is that for the financial part to me for settlement? Not the funds put into the set aside.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Quote Quoting jerry68 View Post
    Is that for the financial part to me for settlement? Not the funds put into the set aside.
    Its all one in the same, the money for the MSA and settlement. Its closing out the case.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    There's two separate checks, One for your settlement and one for the MSA.

    Tony
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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    Thank you, I am just worried she is holding out because she asked me to give her more money for all of her time spent on my case. I offered some but she came back and wanted 4 times the amount, so I just said lets keep it at what the law says. I haven't heard from her since.

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    Default Re: Requested Jury Trial to Appeal WC Decision- Defense Wants to Negotiate

    I am just worried she is holding out because she asked me to give her more money
    At the settlement what did you agree on as far as disbursment - direct deposit, checks direct to you or have the checks sent to her office and you'll pick them up?
    Lawyers don't have the authority to withhold money.

    Tony
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