I am going to be terminated from my job in a week due to reduction in workforce and have been asked to sign an agreement which I will then be paid a specific dollar amount as severance. This agreement includes the waiver of CA Civil Code 1542. I am currently under workers comp through this employer. If I sign this agreement will I no longer be covered under workers comp or does this continue after I am terminated? I have asked their HR benefits person this question and they said it continues until I am well or the benefits run out. I am seeking a second opinion on this from you. Please provide any assistance you can. Thank you.
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Your benefits continues until your doctor tells you that you are permanent and stationary or until 104 weeks since your benefits has begun. Even after that point you are entitled to settlement for permanent disability. Feel free to call us at 213.388.7070 for a free consultation.