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Ohio: Injured Worker Need Not Provide Unlimited Medical Release
Posted on 26 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

While an injured worker is required to provide the employer and carrier with reasonable and relevant access to his or her medical records, the worker need not always sign an unlimited medical release provided by the employer, held an Ohio appellate court... Read More

Virginia: Claimant Bound by Terms of Settlement Agreement and Full Release
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a claimant filed multiple claims, was represented by an attorney, and later entered into a settlement agreement that provided, inter alia , (a) that the employer would not be responsible for medical costs associated with a claimed right shoulder... Read More

United States: Claimant’s Unilateral Mistake Cannot Defeat Settlement and Release
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a former employee, represented by counsel, sought workers’ compensation benefits and later settled his claim for $3,800, executing a settlement agreement and general release, it was inconsistent for him later to argue that the release should... Read More

Pennsylvania: Claimant’s Contention That Third-Party Tort Action Settled for $1 Found Less Than Credible
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Pennsylvania appellate court agreed that a Workers’ Compensation Judge appropriately dismissed a claimant’s Review, Modification and Reinstatement Petitions and agreed that claimant could not recover workers’ compensation benefits... Read More

The Compromise and Release and the Hidden Glitches of “Paragraph 3”
Posted on 11 May 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

After a Compromise and Release (C&R) has been drafted, executed and approved, it is common for parties to feel confident that they have resolved all relevant issues in a case. Defendants proceed to close out their files and move on, only to be unpleasantly... Read More