One of the legal moves that you often hear about in workers compensation claims, and many other types of litigation, is a settlement. This is what occurs when the issue is resolved internally and/or privately between the two involved parties without going to court. In the workers compensation field, this is commonly called a “clincher”. Unfortunately, we often don't hear from clients until they are being offered one and don’t know if they should take it or not. Under ideal circumstances, you would contact an attorney before this stage, but we understand why so many people don’t. The issue is that people want an immediate answer and without knowing your specific case, we simply cannot give one. Clinchers are difficult to deal with for the simple fact that each one is so different. A case is as unique as the person involved, so no two are exactly alike. This means that every injury is different and therefore every compensation deal should be as well. Generally we find that if a settlement is offered, it isn’t going to benefit the client in the best way, but again, each case is different. Sometimes you get lucky and receive a fair offer. However, we see people far too often realize too late that they shouldn’t have taken the clincher they were offered and now are on the hook for extra medical bills that they didn’t anticipate. Even if you want to settle a claim and get the whole situation over with, you need to be able to get the results that benefit you the best. The laws of workers compensation are always changing and can get extremely complicated once you get into the details of them. While we are certain that you are intelligent enough to figure them out, we do this every day of our lives and you already have enough to focus on. It is important to remember that you still need to recover from the injury that put you in this position in the first place. You don’t need the added stress of trying to figure out exactly how to make the legal system work for you. 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, settlement or not. You are in good hands, so call for your free consultation and let us focus on getting you compensated while you focus on healing. You deserve it!