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This is good news, except it is a shame you have to go to court to get an agreement like this. In this case, the Division appealed an agreed judgment entered by a trial court where the claimant and the carrier agreed to a reduced payment in amount less than the full amount of SIBs would have been. The Division claimed that the Labor Code is clear on this point, and SIBs can only be paid in the full amount or not at all. The Dallas Court of Appeals rejected all of the Division’s arguments and held that, while neither the Division nor the court could award partial SIBs, nothing prevented the parties from settling to an agreed partial amount. Tex. Dept. of Ins, Div. of Workers’ Comp. v. Jones, 2014 WL 5768728 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2014, no pet. h.) (mem. op.).