We have many clients that consult with us at various stages of their claim. Sometimes, there is a settlement agreement buried in all the papers they bring in for us to review. They really do not understand what the settlement is all about.
If your claim is accepted, you are entering into a Claims Disposition Agreement, and can read about that here.
If you have a denied claim, then you are entering into a Disputed Claims Settlement, and you can learn more about that here.
So, should you settle? Before you sign any agreement, you should call an attorney who knows how these settlement agreements work. Your attorney can give you the pros and cons of accepting a settlement, and then you can make an informed decision.
We help people every day decide which road to take when facing a tough decision on a workers' compensation case. If you have a case, and have questions about settling, call us at 503 325 8600.