Inglewood, CA asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for California

Q: How liong does it take for a compromise & release after stipulated agreement? Employer cant accomodate my restrictions

I got a stipulation award in Feb 2017. Lawyer mentioned 2 weeks ago that he was going to request a C & R for me since I cant go back to work. but I cant get an update on status.How long does this process take? Can this C & R be done in 30 days?

2 Lawyer Answers
Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in California

A: That's not part of the litigation process but rather a negotiated agreement which can take as long as the parties want. If you don't like the wait, you can consider pressing forth with litigation with all its attendant risks.


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Ruben Montoya
Ruben Montoya
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer

A: Parties are not obligated to settle by way of C&R. The WCAB does not have the power to order parties to enter into a C&R. To answer your question there is no limit to how long they can take if in fact they want to settle by C&R. However if you constantly treat defense might be more incline to settle your claim since you are costing them money. Good Luck.

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