When filing for workers' compensation benefits, it is important to find a knowledgeable North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer who can help you effectively settle your claim. There are many ways in which a person may choose to settle his or her claim, and some situations may even require litigation, so an experienced attorney can help you determine which of those ways is best suited for your specific needs and situation.
There are different ways to "settle" a worker's compensation claim. One type of settlement is called a compromise settlement agreement, also known as a "clincher" agreement. By signing a clincher agreement, you essentially give up all rights to future workers' compensation benefits in exchange for one lump sum of money.
Another type of settlement agreement is completed on Industrial Form 26A. If you choose to file this form, your workers' compensation case may remain open, but you will be giving up certain rights, and the rights you retain will be limited in time.
An experienced North Carolina workers' compensation attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. can provide you with the trusted legal guidance you need after being injured in the workplace. We truly wish nothing but the very best for our clients, and are committed to helping them settle or litigate their claims in a way that best serves their interests. If you have any questions regarding your options, an attorney at our office would be more than happy to meet with you in person to provide clarity and address your questions and concerns. Our main priority is helping you obtain the financial resources you need for your injuries and lost wages both now and in the future.
If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation to discuss your claim in detail, please don't hesitate to contact a North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer.
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