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Claim disposition agreement 

On an accepted claim, you may enter into a claim disposition agreement (CDA).

  • A CDA is a legal agreement in which, in return for an agreed-upon amount of money, you give up your right to the following:
    • Present and future time-loss benefits
    • Present and future permanent partial disability awards
    • Permanent total disability awards
    • Vocational benefits
    • Aggravation rights to reopen your claim
  • You cannot release your right to:
  • All CDAs are reviewed by the Workers’ Compensation Board, which approves or disapproves the agreement. 

Disputed claim settlement 

When you disagree with the insurer about whether you have a valid workers’ compensation claim, or new condition claim, you and the insurer may agree to a cash settlement for the claim or new condition claim. The following will happen if you agree to a cash settlement:

  • Your claim, or new condition claim, will be denied
  • You give up all rights to future benefits for the denied medical conditions of the claim

Contact your insurer to ensure any unpaid medical bills are addressed appropriately in the terms of your settlement. Future medical expenses will be your responsibility.

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