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Can i settle my workers comp case do to becoming homeless. I…

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Can i settle my workers comp case do to becoming homeless

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

Yes i am sad and scared but i wish i knew i was doing the rite thing i will have to move out of state

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No

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My doctor sign off on light duty but i cant make it do to what im going threw

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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You should not settle your case until you have completely recovered the best you will, called maximum medical improvement. A workers compensation insurer will not be able to properly settle your case anyhow until you reach MMI and your doctor gives you a permanent disability rating so you will still have to wait to completely settle the case.

I know you are desperate for money, but you need to make sure you have reached the maximum improvement and your doctor issues a permanent disability rating and then you could settle.

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