What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MINNESOTA
This is for my sister that is currently receiving workers comp from her previous company she has worked for. They have been late for her payments and she has been assigned a lawyer from the insurance or her company not sure how this lawyer came to be, but she has been using him and now the company has given her a settlement. she received these papers that are called stipulation of settlement or something of the sort indicting the amount and what they are willing to do. Which is basically give her this small amount and stop everything else.
My questions is what can we do legally if we don't agree to the terms they have in the stipulation and if we don't like the lawyer she is using can we bring this to a different lawyer? because through this whole issue he has not been informative or even open to helping her as much as he can. He never returns calls back, never answers his phone and only contacts my sister when she leaves a message saying that she is willing to settle for whatever the company has. Since she last told him that she is willing to go ahead with the settling this is the paper we received and now we don't like it.
any help is appreciated or any question to help clarify this let me know and Ill do my best to make it clear so I may get the right answer if not understood at first.