My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: CA
I called my Division of Workers Compensation because I had a general question regarding my rights. The woman proceeded to tell me my Work Comp case was closed and that she show I signed a release of compromise. First of all I have no idea what that was until I did some research afterward on line. I explain to the lady that I did not sign any paper work on any agreement with the insurance company. When I ask for info on who when and where she proceeded to say she could not see it but that is just shows my case if close and to call my work comp insurance who would not release any info to me because they proceeded to say my adjuster is out of town and that they are not familiar with CA law. How and who could have signed whatever this form is? Is this compromise of release is something between the appeal board and the insurance company where they can sign without my consent? Could it be that work comp appeal board made some error with my case number and someone else? I was told that the only way I can get a copy of it I have to drive to my local office which is 2 hrs away. Does this make sense at all. I am not represented by an attorney and the other side does have one. Can someone please give me some advice if they have experience this and how I can get this clarified. I did speak to my dr today who had not released me yet and I have not reached my MMI nor have he done any paper work on future medical. I am still under the dr care and trying to get my surgery appeal which was denied. So this is why I can't understand the C&R they stating I have signed and agreed yet they could not give me any info on it or an amt if any??????