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Who is responsible for the future medical expenses related to my workers' compensation claim if I settle my case through a Compromise and release Agreement?

Unless you and your attorney negotiate for the future payment of medical expenses, the workers compensation insurer will stop paying for medical expenses incurred after the date of the hearing to approve your settlement.  If that is the case, then you will be responsible for any and all medical expenses following the hearing to approve your settlement, or Compromise and Release Agreement.  You can, however, negotiate to have the workers compensation insurer remain responsible for the payment of future medical expenses indefinitely, or for a certain "closed period" of time following the settlement, but this must be negotiated and explicitly included in the terms of the Compromise and Release Agreement that needs to be approved by the Workers Compensation Judge.

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