Do I need a attorney to get a settle,if my Dr said I would have to have knee replacement surgery later ?
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The insurance adjuster’s job is to close your claim as cheaply as possible. The adjuster is not your friend. The adjuster knows how to navigate the system, and has lawyers on call. You probably don’t know much at all about the workers’ comp law or procedures. How are you going to get a fair shake without the help of your own lawyer? You won’t.
This answer is intended as general information and not as specific legal advice.
You don’t have to have an attorney to settle your case, but you should definitely hire one. The insurance company will have a lawyer representing their interests and you should too. I had a potential client call last week wanting to reopen his case that he previously settled without an attorney. In that case, the insurance company put language in the settlement paperwork that made reopening the case worthless. Don’t get taken advantage of.
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