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August, 2010:

What does it mean to “settle” a case?

Essentially, settlement translates to a closure of the case. Generally, the Employer/Insurer will pay the injured employee a lump sum of money to relieve them of any past or future liability. The decision to settle a workers’ compensation must be a mutual one. The injured worker and the Employer/Insurer must agree to settle the case.

From the Employer/Insurer’s side, it is strictly a business decision. From the injured workers’ perspective (more…)

Could the insurance company be following me or taking surveillance of me?

The Employer/Insurer may place an injured employee “under surveillance”.  In theory, the insurance company uses surveillance to (more…)