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The bottom line is that all settlements that effect the worker’s compensation case have must be approved by the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board. The authoritarian power of the Board once again defeats and supersedes the power of the parties to settle a case.
Now, since settlement documents can be virtually walked through, make sure you upload in advance all supporting documentation including all QME/AME reports, denial letters, and any other documents to support the basis of your settlement.