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Sec. 31-353

Workers’ Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2013

Voluntary agreements and stipulated settlements; approval.

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Sec. 31-353. Voluntary agreements and stipulated settlements; approval. (a) If the Treasurer and an injured employee, or his legal representative, reach an agreement in regard to compensation payable under the provisions of this chapter, such agreement shall be submitted in writing to the commissioner for his approval and, upon approval, shall remain in effect until otherwise ordered by the commissioner.

(b) The Treasurer may make payment by way of stipulated settlement in any matter concerning the fund under the provisions of this chapter, subject to the approval of the commissioner, whenever such stipulated settlement is: (1) In the best interests of the injured employee, (2) in the best interests of the injured employee’s dependents, or (3) for claims by an employer or insurer pursuant to section 31-306, 31-307a or 31-310.

(1949 Rev., S. 7493; 1949, 1951, S. 3055d; 1958 Rev., S. 31-220; 1961, P.A. 491, S. 79; P.A. 05-199, S. 9; P.A. 12-77, S. 2.)

History: 1961 act entirely replaced previous provisions; P.A. 05-199 made technical changes, effective July 1, 2006; P.A. 12-77 designated existing provisions as Subsecs. (a) and (b) and amended Subsec. (b) by substituting “stipulated” for “final” re settlement, substituting “under the provisions of this chapter” for “including matters under section 31-355”, designating existing provision re injured employee’s best interests as Subdiv. (1), adding Subdivs. (2) and (3) re circumstances supporting approval of a stipulated settlement and making a technical change.

Cited. 150 C. 156. “Second injury fund”, legislative history and purpose discussed. 166 C. 352. Cited. 171 C. 577. Cited. 174 C. 181.

Cited. 16 CS 225.

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