Despite the return of hourly claimant’s attorney fees, it seems that adjusters are still able to settle some claims directly with the claimant or even the claimant’s attorney. While that is great, we have to make sure all the details are hammered out at the time of the settlement being agreed to…or they are not part of the deal.
I have attached one of our cheat sheets to make sure you cover all of the details at the time you settle the claim. Just make sure to run through it while you are discussing the deal. Page two has some additional items for unrepresented claimants.
If you don’t confirm any of those items (such as benefits ceasing), they are NOT part of the settlement and not enforceable.
*** Settlement Cheat Sheet***