Oakland Workers' Compensation Settlement

Bay Area Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Guiding Injured Employees through the Settlement Process

Most workers' compensation claims are smaller claims in which the employer or its insurer provides only medical care and in which the injured employee is disabled for only a few days. Employers and employees resolve these claims without any dispute or litigation.

The remaining claims involve significant periods of disability or a permanent disability and account for the majority of the litigation. Many of these litigated cases end in a settlement. Contact Larson, Vandersloot & Rivers to discuss your Oakland worker compensation settlement.

Help with a Workers Compensation Settlement in Oakland

Our firm guides injured employees through the workers' compensation litigation process. Workers compensation' referees from the Division of Workers Compensation consider most contested matters.

The Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) reconsider decisions by the referees. Only the appellate courts can review decisions by the WCAB.

Most litigated workers compensation cases settle before the referee renders a decision. The cases usually are disposed of through compromise and release settlements (C & R settlements).

In a C & R settlement, the injured employee receives a lump-sum payment and is responsible for future medical care. In exchange for that lump-sum payment, the employer is released of all future liability. A C & R settlement must be approved by a workers compensation judge.

Workers' compensation cases also settle through a stipulation with request for award. The injured employee and the claims administrator agree on the terms of the award, which usually includes money and future medical treatment. The payments to the employee occur over time. A judge approves the stipulation..

Contact Our Certified Workers' Compensation Specialists

Contact Larson, Vandersloot & Rivers for help with Oakland workers' compensation claims. Make sure you protect your rights under the California workers' compensation system. Call us at (510) 374-4217 or fill our web contact form for a free consultation to discuss your workers' compensation settlement.

 

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