(B) one (1) year after the last day of the last authorized treatment or the date on which the employer stopped paying compensation to the employee or worker, during which time he files a complaint with a competent court, in accordance with the provisions of p. 50-6-225. In cases of worker compensation, the lawyer who represents the worker when the worker sues within the statute of limitations is “entitled to reasonable compensation for the lawyer`s benefits, and the lawyer has a first right of guarantee for the costs against recovery.” If the employer also maintains the assistance of a lawyer and the parties are unable to agree on the allocation of royalties, “a competent court, upon request, distributes the reasonable fee between the worker`s lawyer and the employer`s lawyer in relation to the benefits provided.” (B) If, at the time of the expiry of the workers` pay period in point (3) (A), workers have not returned to work with an employer or have returned to work and receive a salary of less than 100% (100%) one percentage point. of wages received by the worker by his employer at the time of the injury prior to the breach, the aggrieved worker may be entitled to higher benefits. If so, the injured worker`s allowance, as defined under Subdivision (3) (A), is increased by multiplying the premium by one and thirty-five hundredths (1.35); In addition, the meaning of the aggrieved worker is further increased by multiplying the premium by the proceeds of the following factors, if applicable: (ii) Notwithstanding other contrary laws and notwithstanding a contrary agreement between the parties, permanent payments of total disability are not converted into a lump sum, unless this corresponds to the following information: (d) Nothing in this section should be construed as being prohibited to the parties from compromising the question of the future treatment and Benefits at any time provided that the transaction agreement is approved by a judge of the Workers` Compensation Rights Tribunal and that there is a provision confirming that the worker has been informed of the possible consequences of the transaction, if any, with respect to benefits and commitments in relation to medicare and tennCare. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, a worker considered sustainable and totally disabled does not compromise or regulate the worker`s rights to future medical benefits. (f) No party may pay a right to permanent disability benefits unless the transaction contract has been approved by a worker`s compensation judge. All transaction agreements that have not been approved in accordance with this section are void. The definition of the worker is quite broad. It “includes any person, including a minor, whether a legal or illegal employee, the president, any vice-president, secretary, treasurer or other executive employee of a company employer, regardless of the nature of the duties of company officials, in the service of an employer,” which is “under any lease or apprenticeship contract, written or implied.” Tennessee. CODE ANN.
No. 50-6-102 (10) (A) (2013). The term also includes legal representatives, dependants and others to whom compensation must be paid. Id.