No defendant is ever forced to settle a claim by a lump sum Compromise & Release. There is also no law saying that an insurance company has to offer you a C&R. Therefore, it is your decision to accept the offer and quit or not accept their offer. If you do not accept their C&R offer then you are entitled to go to trial and seek a permanent disability award.
We recommend that you consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to better assist you on your decision. You may contact the Franco Munoz Law Firm at (510) 257-4141.