Oakland Workers' Compensation Settlement Agreement Attorneys
At some point in the course of a person's recovery from a workplace accident, the workers' compensation insurance company may make a lump sum settlement offer. While in some cases these may be advisable, in others they are not. 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 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 enables you to obtain medical care and allows you to reopen your case within 5 years and seek 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
By accepting a lump sum settlement, you are essentially selling your right to obtain future medical care through the workers' compensation system. Before you agree to a Compromise and Release Agreement, get 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 workers' compensation Compromise and Release Agreement.