Negotiating a Worker’s Compensation Lien

The Challenge:

The claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident while working in the State of CT. The claimant sustained extensive injuries and underwent multiple surgeries. The gross lien Spartan was pursuing against the third-party action was $39, 398.77. The carrier for the tortfeasor tendered their policy of $100,000.

The Outcome:

The claimant’s attorney was asking for his client’s lien to be waived or settled for $3,000 as his client’s injuries clearly exceeded the settlement offer. After arduous negotiations, our Spartan WC Recovery Specialist was able to negotiate and settle the lien for$10,000. Due to the Made Whole Statute in the State of Connecticut, had this case been presented in front of a judge, it is likely the lien would have been dismissed.

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