After the amount of PD in a claim is determined, there is usually a settlement or award for benefits. This award must be approved by a workers' compensation administrative law judge. If you have an attorney, your attorney should help you obtain this award.
If you don't have an attorney, the claims administrator should help you obtain the award. If your doctor said further medical treatment for your injury or illness might be necessary, the award may provide future medical care.
You can resolve your whole claim through one lump sum settlement called a C&R . A C&R may be best when you want to control your own medical care and/or you want a lump sum payment for your permanent disability..
You can also agree to a settlement called a stip or stipulation. A stip usually includes a sum of money and future medical treatment. Payments take place over time. A judge will review the agreement.
If you cannot agree to a settlement with the claims administrator, you can go before a workers' compensation administrative law judge, who will decide your permanent disability award.