WATCH OUT: WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL ASSERT LIENS AGAINST PERSONAL INJURY CASES WHETHER THE CLAIM IS VALID OR NOT

I recently wrote two articles of interest to plaintiff's attorneys handling cases with workers' compensation liens. In the first, "Understanding Pennsylvania Work Comp Subrogation: When Does a Carrier Not Have a Lien, and What You Should Do when It Does," I describe common situations in which a workers' comp insurance company does not have a valid lien against a personal injury recovery and what to do when it does. In the second, "Understanding the Third-party Settlement Agreement under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act," I describe the third-party settlement agreement and the documents that need to be prepared if a workers' compensation insurance company agrees to limit its lien against a third-party recovery.  I also describe basic hypotheticals and how they affect a plaintiff's third-party recovery.

 

If you are ever in a situation in which you need some advice concerning the drafting of a third-party settlement agreement, take a look at the article.  If you ever want any assistance in bringing about an overall resolution of a personal injury case that involves a workers' compensation lien, please call me.  

 

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