Workers’ Compensation

Ca. Workers' Comp. Quarterly 2018, Vol. 31, No. 2

Establishing Credit Rights from Applicant’s Third-Party Settlement

GREGORY F. JOHNSEN, ESQ.

Sherman Oaks, California

So you have participated in a third-party action that has resolved or have learned that the applicant has obtained a settlement, judgment, or award in a third-party action. Now what? What does this information mean for the workers’ compensation case?

A recovery by an applicant/claimant in a third-party action will generally afford the employer/workers’ compensation carrier credit rights against future compensation obligations.

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