My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: CALIFORNIA
Hello My mom just settled her case on 10/7/08 I was looking over her Compromise and release aggrement. She had two cases both for injuries to her back. she is still receiving medical treatment on her 2nd case. At the settlement she was told by her lawyer that it was for her first case.
But on the paperwork its show both cases. I contacted the lawyer for her and spoke to the paralegal since the lawyer was not in. She explained that the settlement was for the two cases. I then explained to her that the lawyer had told my mother that the settlement was for the 1st case ONLY! That the Dr. hasnt even released her and she is in significant amount of pain and that she would not have settled knowingly if it were for the 2 cases.
My question is can she do anything to dispute this???? This is ludacris and unfair he just had her sign and lied about it that it was only for her 1st case and that she would still receive medical treatment. And to top it off if I disclose the amount of the settlement it is pennies for the 2 cases!!! What should we do ???