Something that needs to be talked about with workers compensation claims, and almost every other type of litigation for that matter, is the idea of a settlement. A settlement is simply something that allows the issue to be resolved privately between the involved parties without having to go to court. When you're talking about workers compensation, this is often referred to as a “clincher”. Often times, we don't hear from clients until a clincher has been offered and they aren't sure if they should take it or push for a better result. In a perfect world, you would have been in contact an attorney before this stage, but we understand that there are reasons why people wait. The problem tends to be that people want an immediate yes or no and without knowing the details of your case, we simply cannot give you one. Clinchers are difficult to talk about because every case is so different. Every claim is as unique as the person involved, so no two are exactly alike. This means that every compensation should be different as well. Generally, we find that if a settlement is offered it isn’t going to be the best choice, but again every case is different. Sometimes you get lucky enough to be given a fair offer. Unfortunately, we often see people realize far too late that they shouldn’t have taken a clincher and now have to pay out of pocket for things related to the injury. Even if you want to settle a claim and get the ordeal over with, you should never be too hasty. Having a lawyer on your side can help you notice all of the finer details of your case without overwhelming you. It is important to remember that you still need to recover from your injury. You don’t need the additional stress of trying to figure out whether or not you should take the first offer that is presented to you while trying to get back to work. If you have been hurt at work and offered a settlement, call Collier Law Firm today. We will work to get you the compensation that you deserve, regardless of whether that involves a clincher or not. Call us for your free consultation as soon as you can and let us focus on getting you the compensation you deserve while you focus on getting better. Trust us to help you through this tough time!