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Workers' Compensation Settlements

A Sacramento Lawyer Explains the Benefits of Accepting a Settlement

Many times, settling your workers' compensation case is the best option and can provide a wide array of advantages over going to trial. By accepting a settlement that is to your satisfaction, you can avoid the time, cost, and hassle associated with a trial. In addition to this, you can also eliminate the risk of having a judge award you a lower settlement amount than the insurance company was initially offering.

Sacramento Attorneys Negotiating with the Insurance Company on Your Behalf

When it comes to settlements, there are numerous benefits that can be settled in numerous ways. However, ensuring that you receive the maximum amount possible from the insurance company requires the services of an experienced team of workers' compensation attorneys in Sacramento.

At Smolich and Smolich, we have been representing our clients in settlement negotiations for more than 40 years. Our firm is well-prepared to review your case, inform you of your options, represent you at the negotiating table, and help you obtain the financial assistance you need for your injury or illness.

Workers' compensation cases can be settled in two ways. These include:

  • Stipulated Finding and Award, which is entered into voluntarily by both parties, reviewed by a judge, and determines the percentage of the individual's disability, as well as his or her needs for medical care in the future
  • Compromise and Release, which closes the case completely by providing a lump-sum payment and terminates your right to compensation for future medical care

Increase Your Chances of Fair & Satisfactory Settlement

Increase your chances of receiving the full and fair settlement from the insurance company. Our Sacramento workers' compensation lawyers will be at your side throughout every step of the negotiation process and we do everything in our power to make sure that the settlement amount is to your satisfaction and will adequately cover your current and future financial obligations.

Call us now at (916) 571-0400 and schedule a free case evaluation!

Recent Reviews

  • Thank you Sarah and team!

    “I needed to apply for disability and knew nothing about how to go about it. Sarah called me and explained the process and assured me everything would be okay. Her staff went online to fill out my application. She and Marlena kept me updated every step of the way. Within a short time a decision was made in my favor. I cannot tell you how many sleepless nights I had prior to meeting with the team. I would recommend them to anyone who needs help in this area. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Without you I could have never done this.”


  • I am so happy to have such knowledgeable and helpful people to help during this difficult time. Sam was super responsive and always willing to answer questions, regardless how big or small.

    “My circumstances were a bit unusual - my husband applied for Social Security Disability, but unfortunately passed away during the review process. Sam and Sarah worked diligently to see the case through to the end, and provide our family the benefits we were owed. A special thank you to Sam, he was always very responsive, willing to go above and beyond, and willing to answer questions whether big or small. Thank you, Smolich and Smolich!”

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    “I would totally still be lost in the red tape of the social security system without the help of my attorney Sarah Greer and my case manager Sarah Cummings. You ladies rock!! Thank you so much for all your help getting my award. I would personally recommend this law firm to anyone needing help with their claim.”

    Martha DelValle

  • You were so proactive and informative, you really did take away so much of my stress during the whole process.

    “I sincerely apologize for the delay! I truly thought I had already sent this off to almost 3 months ago! Thank goodness I had someone helping me clean and organize the apartment last week. She found your letter behind my bookcase. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your support and dedication throughout my case. You were a true blessing to me. You were so proactive and informative, you really did take away so much of my stress during the whole process. Just the fact that you returned a call so promptly was a very big deal to me. It let me know that I mattered to you, Sarah, and the firm. Thanks to the two of you I am finally settled in my own apartment and my mom was able to finally retire. So again, thank you from the depths of my heart for everything that you personally and your firm have done for me. You were true angels in my tie of need.”

    Mandie O'Malley

  • They know what it takes to win. Thank you all so much!

    “Thank you so much for your help. I was denied twice by social security disability. They are the most diligent and wonderfully. Yes it takes a while to get a hearing. If it wasn't for the great staff and attorneys here, I would have never been approved for disability. It was the best Christmas gift i received. They know what it takes to win. Thank you all so much!”

    Nanci Stewart