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settlement offered toooo low need answers - missmelody - 08-27-2009 01:02 PM
my attorney called and said the offer is not even 5 figures I have a permanent disability and my attorney said they may have a strong case against me I told him to ask for 10,000 he said they said 6,000 no higher. I work for my mother also as a chore provider doing no lifting or etc not out of my restrictions from the dr. my attorney said they may have a strong case regarding that my Dr, had me on no activity but my dr was aware of my duties for my mom. Today is another mediation date should I take it or leave it and go on w my life. I have ddd and arthritis in my lumbar and leg pain. my attorney want me to call him today w my decision.
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - chrischris - 08-27-2009 01:06 PM
That's up to you dear. Noone can tell you how to decide.
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - Cookiecrum - 08-27-2009 01:10 PM
What is your rating and restrictions? I was just curious
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - missmelody - 08-27-2009 01:17 PM
totally disabled as a nurse assistant and my restrictions is no lifting and repetitive bending
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - 1171 - 08-27-2009 01:21 PM
difficult to say without knowing your state. each state has different benefits.
after 50+posts you should have updated your profile.
will your atty take it to trial? generally the longer you hold out more willing they may be to settle. I suspect settlement can be done day before trial; if so....
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - missmelody - 08-27-2009 02:04 PM
sorry 1171 lol for not updated my profile and I'm MI the attorney is not pushing the issue about taking it to trial
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - Jay2jay - 08-27-2009 02:31 PM
It is so very important to following the Doctors written word because your verbal communication with your Doctor was not document apparently and commuicated to your I/C. this is why I have copies of all of my records. It is also a good idea to follow up on the doctors note.
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - 1171 - 08-27-2009 02:31 PM
michigan doesn't use impairment ratings and relies mostly on earnings information for setting the long term loss effects of an injury. I suspect that not having a traditional job and working for a relative is making it difficult to provide reliable information to calculate their liability.
without any other issues you can file for a trial and try and settle for more at the last minute as it will save them some legal costs.
unless you change attys their opinion is probably the best advice you will have.
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - missmelody - 08-27-2009 02:47 PM
thanks but i just talked to wc and they said scheduled for a redemption what is that on sept 15
RE: settlement offered toooo low need answers - 1171 - 08-27-2009 04:55 PM
redemption is where the employer/carrier sells their liability for future work comp benefits back to the employee. basically a settlement.
here's the forms