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How long does it usually take to settle a workers' compensation case? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Timothy Klob   
Saturday, December 15 2012 15:45

Every case is different, and there is no set timetable as to when a workers' compensation case should settle, or even if it will settle.  Also, it takes the consent of both sides to either go to settlement mediation or to negotiate and settle informally without mediation.  There are some cases that are never settled, for various reasons, including some catastrophic injury cases with extremely high future medical costs where the funding of a future Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) allocation makes settlement prohibitive.  If you have an ongoing workers' compensation claim that you would like to settle and where settlement is delayed due to ongoing litigation or other issues such as MSA funding, it is essential that you also explore whether there are other sources of income which you can pursue while you are unable to work, such as Social Security Disability, short-term or long-term disability insurance, or other options.  In cases where there are other sources of income or benefits, we always seek to ensure that our clients are able to recover and coordinate other benefits such as disability insurance or unemployment benefits while they are also receiving or seeking workers' compensation income benefits.


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