85.55  Waivers prohibited--physical defects.

No employee or dependent to whom this chapter applies, shall have power to waive any of the provisions of this chapter in regard to the amount of compensation which may be payable to such employee or dependent hereunder. However, any person who has some physical defect which increases the risk of injury, may, subject to the approval of the workers' compensation commissioner, enter into a written agreement with the employee's employer waiving compensation for injuries which may occur directly or indirectly because of such physical defect, provided, however, that such waiver shall not affect the employee's benefits to be paid from the second injury fund under the provisions of section 85.64.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 2477-m17; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 1415; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 85.55]

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1061, § 11

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