Oakland Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreement Attorneys
At some point in your recovery from a workplace accident, the workers' compensation insurance company may offer you a lump sum settlement. While this may be advisable in some cases, in others it is not. By accepting a lump sum settlement, you are essentially selling your right to obtain future medical care through the workers' compensation system.
The important point to remember is that before you accept a lump sum settlement offer, you should obtain the advice of an experienced workers' compensation attorney.
Boxer & Gerson, LLP is the largest firm representing workers' compensation claimants in Northern California. We have extensive experience in complex cases involving serious workplace injuries, and we understand the many issues arising from proposed lump sum settlements.
Contact Boxer & Gerson, LLP today for a free consultation. We can help you make the decision that is right for you.
Protecting Your Rights
The Compromise and Release Agreement is the formal document that finalizes a lump sum settlement. All settlements must be approved by the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Boxer & Gerson, LLP will carefully review your medical situation and the terms of the proposed settlement. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may insist on a Stipulation that allows you to reopen your case and obtain medical care within five years of your injury date, seeking further benefits if your condition changes. This can prove critically important, especially in cases involving complex injuries or medical conditions. There are some drawbacks, however, and before advising you to accept such a stipulation, we will explain these issues to you in clear, understandable language.
Get Legal Advice Today
Before you agree to a Compromise and Release Agreement, get solid legal advice. You probably have a number of questions about the proposed settlement. An attorney at Boxer & Gerson, LLP can answer these and provide the guidance you need to make the right decisions about your case.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
Contact Boxer & Gerson, LLP for a free consultation about a Compromise and Release Agreement under the Workers' Compensation system.