Ripley, TN asked in Workers' Compensation for Tennessee

Q: Can a workers comp judge deny a settlement offer even if both parties agree?

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Jim Higgins
Jim Higgins
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes. Ultimately it is up to the judge to make sure the settlement gives the employee all the benefits they would be entitled to under the workers compensation act. If the judge does not believe it is fair he or she can deny it.

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