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Types of Workers Compensation Settlements

At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we have more than 60 years of combined experience and our team includes a former workers' compensation judge. We are committed to helping injured employees in the Central Valley claim the full benefits of workers' compensation, and we are ready to begin work on your case today.

The California workers' compensation program was established to pay medical benefits and wage replacement to injured employees and is generally funded through an employer's purchase of an insurance policy. When the time comes to pursue a settlement you may be met with resistance, either in proving that your injury was received at work, or in recovering the amount you deserve.

Your settlement must be large enough to fully cover the costs of medical treatment and to help you support your family during this difficult time. A Fresno workers' compensation lawyer from our firm can fight to help you secure the settlement you require.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Settlements

There are two primary types of workers' compensation settlements, which differ according to the schedule of payment:

  • A compromise and release settlement (C&R), provides you with a single payment for the full value of your permanent disability award
  • A stipulation with request for award (Stip), gives you a series of periodic payments

Claiming a settlement can be challenging when there is any opposition from the employer or the insurance company, and if your future livelihood will depend on the benefits you receive, it is in your best interests to retain an attorney early in the workers' compensation process.

When you have been injured on the job, contact a Fresno workers' compensation attorney at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation for experienced legal representation and to claim the settlement you deserve.

For more information, contact our office at 1-800-848-6288 to schedule a free case consultation.

For a free case evaluation with Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation call 1-800-848-6288 today!

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