A voluntary agreement is one of the most important documents in the workers` compensation system. This document contains important information about the injured worker, employer and insurance company. This document contains a description of the violation, the name of the authorized physician and the employee`s base rate of pay, as calculated in accordance with the law. This document must be approved by a commissioner responsible for workers` compensation. Given the importance of this document, this document should be carefully considered and, if necessary, corrected before signing. Voluntary agreements benefit the aggrieved worker. They are also necessary for workers` compensation in most cases accepted. Insurance companies are often overlooked in preparing a voluntary agreement, so they can reject the claim at a later stage. Our TC compensation lawyers will voluntarily agree whenever necessary to protect your workers` claim for compensation. A: A voluntary agreement is a form filled out by both the employee and the employer/insurer to justify the acceptance of the case. Where a rating of the injury has been assigned and agreed upon by all parties, a voluntary agreement is reached to recognize the acceptance of this impairment rating.
The voluntary agreement is submitted to the Workers` Compensation Commission and approved by a commissioner. (a) when an employer and an aggrieved worker or, in the event of a lethal violation, the legal representative or salaried worker obtain a compensation agreement on a date that occurs at the earliest after the expiry of the waiting period, this agreement is submitted in writing by the employer to the delegate by the employer, with a statement on the date, place and nature of the injury on which it is based; If the Commissioner finds that such an agreement is fully in line with the provisions of this chapter, the Commissioner approves it. A copy of the agreement, with the Commissioner`s declaration of approval, will be served on each of the parties and will then be binding on both parties, as well as a distinction by the delegate. The delegate`s declaration of authorization also informs the worker of the rights that the person has on the annual cost of living adjustment or on participation in a rehabilitation program managed by the Service of Aging services and disability care in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.