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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 30. Alaska Workers' Compensation Act
- Section 12. Agreements in Regard to Claims.
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AS 23.30.012. Agreements in Regard to Claims.
- (a) At any time after death, or after 30 days subsequent to the date of the injury, the employer and the employee or the
beneficiary or beneficiaries, as the case may be, have the right to reach an agreement in regard to a claim for injury
or death under this chapter, but a memorandum of the
agreement in a form prescribed by the director shall be filed with the division. Otherwise, the agreement is void for any
purpose. Except as provided in (b) of this section, an agreement filed with the division discharges the liability of the employer for the
compensation, notwithstanding the provisions of AS 23.30.130, 23.30.160, and 23.30.245, and is enforceable as a compensation order.
- (b) The agreement shall be reviewed by a panel of the board if the claimant or beneficiary is not represented by an
attorney licensed to practice in this state, the beneficiary is a minor or incompetent, or the claimant is waiving future medical benefits.
If approved by the board, the agreement is enforceable the same as an order or award of the board and
discharges the liability of the employer for the compensation notwithstanding the provisions of AS 23.30.130, 23.30.160, and 23.30.245. The agreement shall be approved by the board
only when the terms conform to the provisions of this chapter and, if it involves or is likely to involve permanent
disability, the board may require an impartial medical examination and a hearing in order to determine whether or not
to approve the agreement. A lump-sum settlement may be approved when it appears to be to the best interest of the
employee or beneficiary or beneficiaries.
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