I want to go with a compromise and release but my lawyer said my employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier is not obligated to do so. Is this true?
I had asked for compromise and release but my workers compensation lawyer agreed on stipulation with care because he thought I could use some money up front. He said he is working on compromise and release but stated that insurance carrier is not obligated to do so.
A Compromise and Release Is Not Mandatory
Your lawyer is right a compromise and release can not be forced upon your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier. All settlements are voluntary and can not be imposed by the court. Even if you sign Stipulations with Request for Award now, you and the insurance carrier can always agree to a Compromise and Release at any future time to settle any remaining benefits you may be entitled to receive. Usually the insurance carriers prefer to enter into a compromise and release though as it relieves them of all future liability including medical for your injury. The key is though can you negotiate a compromise and release that satisfies both you and your employers insurance carrier.
If You Have Any Further Questions Regarding Compromise and Release
At my office you will actually meet with an Attorney, not a paralegal or a law student. Your Workers’ Compensation is a serious issue and we will give it our serious attention. So when you schedule your free consultation to discuss changing your workers compensation compromise and release issue you can be assured you will meet with a local Workers’ Compensation Attorney, experienced in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation.