Negotiating Settlements

At Julie O Law, we specialize in helping injured workers in California obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. An essential part of this process is negotiating settlements with insurance companies.

What is a settlement?

A settlement is a legal contract that resolves a workers’ compensation case. In a settlement, the injured worker agrees to a sum of money in exchange for waiving their right to file a claim in the future.

When should a settlement be negotiated?

Negotiating a settlement is personal and should be made in consultation with an attorney experienced in workers’ compensation cases. In general, a settlement may be a good option if:

  • The injured worker needs money quickly to cover medical and living expenses.
  • The injured worker wants to avoid the uncertainty and stress of a trial.
  • The parties agree on the amount of compensation to be paid.

How is a settlement negotiated?

Negotiating a settlement is a complex process that requires experience and skill. An attorney from Julie O Legal can help you:

  • Evaluate the value of your case.
  • Prepare a strong claim.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Obtain the maximum possible compensation for you.

Tips for negotiating a settlement:

  • Prepare yourself. Before starting negotiations, ensure you and your attorney fully understand the value of your case.
  • Be realistic. Don’t expect to get more than your case is worth.
  • Be flexible. You must be willing to make concessions to settle.
  • Don’t give up. Feel free to negotiate if you are unsatisfied with the insurance company’s initial offer.

Negotiating a settlement can be an effective way to resolve a workers’ compensation case. Contact Julie O Law to speak with an experienced attorney if you’re considering negotiating a settlement.

We will help you obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

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