Upon agreement to settle with the insurance adjuster, as i said i did agree to settle, Everyone has signed off on it, just waiting for the judge approval. i have a hearing scheduled for April 8, 2014, but the attorney says it will be canceled because i agreed to settle, but when i call the workers comp commission, the recording still says April 8, 2014. Does the judge usually approve it, an will i have to appear in court again if i already settled?
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You should direct all questions to your attorney. In general, once the Commission receives the settlement paperwork, they will cancel the hearing. This takes a few days from the date they receive the hearing. Your attorney will advise you when the hearing is removed from the docket. Most settlements with an attorney are approved without a hearing. Occasionally, the Commission has a concern and it is set for a hearing. This would be on a new date.
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You will probably not have to appear if you have settled the case but honestly, this is a question for your attorney. Please contact them asap.
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The best thing is to check with your lawyer. If all papers have been signed, you should not have a problem but check with the court on April 7th to make sure.
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