The Workers' Compensation Act was most recently revised in 1991. At that time, Conciliators were given the authority to approve certain Lump Sum Agreements.

If you wish to present a Lump Sum Agreement to the Boston Office of Conciliation or any Regional Office for review and approval by a Conciliator, the process is a simple one:

The Office of Conciliation cannot review and approve Lump Sum Agreements with undischarged liens (such as liens for child support, welfare, probate, etc.) or where the case is currently pending before an Administrative Judge.

Please be advised that the Office of Conciliation can only approve Lump Sum Agreements for completeness as to form and cannot consider whether the agreement is "in the employees' best interest". MGL c. 152 §48

If you have any questions regarding the review or approval of a lump sum agreement by the Office of Conciliation, please contact:

Dele Edebiri
Conciliation Manager
Department of Industrial Accidents
1 Congress Street, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02114-2017

FAX: (617) 727-4366
E-Mail: delee@dia.state.ma.us