Yes. When you hire an attorney, you will sign a power of attorney document, which gives them the legal authority to sign Form 19 on your behalf. Sometimes, the workers’ compensation insurer may propose a Section 19 Agreement (also known as Form 19). Often when there is a dispute going on in a workers’ compensation claim, the two parties enter into an agreement instead of getting a judge involved.
The Section 19 Agreement is from the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act section that manages these types of agreements. This form must be signed by you, your attorney, (if you have one), and the insurer’s attorney before being submitted to the DIA. The DIA will then review the form and approve it.