COMPROMISE AND RELEASE (CR): What is a Compromise and Release in regards to my San Diego workers' compensation case?

This is a type of settlement in which you (the injured worker) receive a lump sum payment and become responsible for paying for your future medical care. A settlement like this must be approved by a workers' compensation judge, and it is a common type of settlement for a work comp case.  The other kind of settlement is known as a Stipulations with Request for Award (Stips).