Labor and Labor Relations

Workers' Compensation – Procedure

SECTION 28-35-61

§ 28-35-61. Decrees procured by fraud.

(a) The workers' compensation court may, upon petition of an employee, the dependents of a deceased employee, an employer, an insurance carrier, or any other party in interest, vacate, modify, or amend any final decree entered within a period of six (6) months of the date such decree was entered, either by a single judge or by the full court, if it appears that the decree:

(1) Has been procured by fraud; or

(2) Does not accurately and completely set forth and describe the nature and location of all injuries sustained by the employee.

(b) The petition shall be served in the same manner as is provided for in chapters 29 – 38 of this title for all other petitions.

(c) The workers' compensation court shall hear any and all petitions and make its decision in accordance with those chapters.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1958, ch. 122, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 13; P.L. 2014, ch. 78, § 6; P.L. 2014, ch. 87, § 6.)