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Clarifying workers’ compensation law

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This Monday, a House committee on Workforce Development discussed a proposed bill that would help to more clearly determine when a work injury is compensable under workers’ compensation law. Freshman lawmaker Rep. Alex Riley, a Republican from Springfield, is sponsoring the legislation. HB 1265 clarifies the definition of “prevailing factor,” which would be used to […]

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House committee advances changes to Second Injury Fund rules

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The workers’ compensation system in Missouri was established to pay for medical care and other benefits for workers who have been injured on the job. This week, a House committee voted to pass a bill that would extend the supplemental surcharge paid by employers into the Second Injury Fund (SIF) from 2021 to 2026 and keep […]

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Court decision raises injury compensation question

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Missouri employer input is needed as policymakers consider future changes to the workers’ compensation system following a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. In Cosby v. Treasurer as Custodian of the Second Injury Fund, the court determined that a worker who suffered an injury after January 1, 2014, could not be compensated by the Second Injury […]

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