Closing a workers’ compensation claim involves a two-step process: evaluation and negotiation. Attorney Sylvia Lopez explores the risks and advantages to a claimant and employer in closing a workers’ compensation claim, the importance of rated age and how a structured settlement can give injured workers the best of both worlds.
For severely injured plaintiffs and their families, the combination of special needs trusts and structured settlements can help provide financial security to secure future needs. Watch and find out when a special needs trust should be considered and what features the trust should have to qualify as a self-settled special needs trust.
Todd Stabelfeldt’s life started with double tragedy: His father was killed in a motorcycle accident when he was just 4-years-old. At age 8, he and a cousin were playing with guns owned by Todd’s father when his cousin accidentally shot him in the chin and severed his spinal cord at the C4 vertebrae. Now 40, Stabelfeldt talks candidly about his life, his unique approach to care giving, and his remarkable work helping others through the Todd Stabelfeldt Foundation.
Ross Duncan, the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Ringler Associates, appears on Ringler Radio to discuss the current status of the settlement industry and the direction Ringler Associates is headed in 2012. In addition, Ross explains how to adapt to changes in the industry, how his colleagues can benefit from Ringler’s new website and his personal goals for the year.
Since 1985, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) has been a leading voice in the structured settlement industry. Eric Vaughn, NSSTA Executive Director, to discusses NSSTA’s mission for 2012. Eric covers everything from the current state of the structure settlement industry to how individuals of retirement age can better prepare themselves financially for the future.
The life insurance annuities that back a structured settlement are protected by multiple layers of government and industry oversight, says James Morris, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Life. “And that is needed and serves well when you are making 20, 30 and 40-year promises,” Morris said recently at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA).
Structured settlements and the professionals who design the payment streams for accident victims have a vital role in America’s civil justice system, says 2011-12 American Bar Association president William T. Robinson. Here he addresses the National Structured Settlements Trade Association about his support for structured settlements.
Robinson also shared his thoughts with our listeners on Ringler Radio. Check out the interview here.
Tony Coelho, a former six-term congressman from California and primary author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, recently told an audience of Ringler consultants that “structured settlements are critically important to those of us with disabilities.” Coelho, who himself has suffered from epilepsy since the age of 16, also applauded the difference Ringler Associates makes in the lives of those who are disabled.
And don’t miss Tony Coelho as our featured guest on Ringler Radio as he discusses his lifelong advocacy for the disabled, his personal story with epilepsy and how a structured settlement can assist those living with disabilities.