what to do if a person never recieve his settlement from the company.

accident in 1986 hurt while working with western waste co,still not working total disability.settlement offer in 2ooo with no medical ,$300 thousand refuse offer.no more offers since its 2009 now,what can i do now,noone has contacted me since,and i need the case to be settle as soon as possible,no phone calls, no letters, no information about the case,no communication from the lawyer,now what.

Asked on May 21, 2009 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Is this a worker's compensation claim? 

In any event, I would call your lawyer and make an appointment to see him.  There is no reason that they should be ignoring you.  If you have to leave a message, then leave one and write a letter to him asking for a phone call/meeting to discuss status of your case.  If you have no luck and this is a worker's comp case, then call a new lawyer to get involved.  I do not know the extent of your injuries or status of case, but you should not just sit around.  Take action immediately.


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