If you have a Georgia workers’ compensation claim in Savannah or Atlanta, Georgia you know the frustration that exists in have every medical appointment reviewed and scrutinized to ensure that it is reasonable and necessary to treat the injuries you claim.
At some point most Claimants get sick and tired of feeling as if their lives are being completely controlled by an insurance company. Thoughts of just settling the claim and going on with life without the scrutiny looks inviting.
However, there is no requirement to settle a workers’ compensation claim. In other words the insurance company does not have to settle and in the same breath you do not have to settle.
So How Do Claims Get Settled?
It is the job of a Savannah | Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer to position the claim for settlement talks. Remember most Claimant’s attorneys are paid on what is called a contingency fee basis, so if the claim does not settle than Claimant’s counsel does not get paid. Therefore, Claimant’s counsel is highly motivated to push a matter to resolution and will creatively see to it that the insurance companies at least consider settlement as an option to close a claim.
Regardless of Claimant’s counsel’s efforts there are some claims that do not settle. Some Employers are famous for not settling claims no matter what the circumstances maybe. In those cases it is best to know going in and save yourself the heartbreak of thinking there is going to be any lump sum payment at the end of your claim.
The good news is that most workers’ compensation insurance companies do settle their claims to clean up their books.
It is always recommended that if you have specific questions about a work injury you have suffered in Georgia that you contact a Georgia on the job injury lawyer and seek specific information based upon your specific claim.