Can I settle one of two of my workers compensation claims independently of the other?
4 attorney answers
Simply put, yest you can, unless they are for the same body part. Then it would very hard to do that.
I agree with Mr. Wasserman. It can be done but it requires a willing buyer (the insurance company) and a willing seller (you). if they are not willing to buy both, then it's not going to happen. If the two injuries are to the same body part, they're not going to be willing.
I also agree with both Craig and Brett but would add that wc cases are very difficult to obtain a fair amount and you should never try to settle a case without a good lawyer on your side. Usually the carrier wants to settle both cases at the same time so they can close your files on your cases but there is a lot more information myself or any other wc attorney would need before we can competently advise you.
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Yes it is possible to settle one of your claims while leaving the other one open, but this can be tricky, especially if they involve the same body part or parts. I would definitely talk it over with an attorney before you make any decision. Good luck.