workers' compensation

Workers' Compensation
12:29 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Mo. Senate approves workers' compensation changes

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would prevent employees from suing co-workers for on-the-job injuries.

The measure also states that some occupational diseases, including those caused by asbestos exposure, would be covered by the state's workers' compensation system.

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MO Statehouse
4:19 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Mo. House passes workers' compensation change

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed a bill that would place diseases contracted on the job under the state's workers' compensation system.

Currently, workers who've contracted illnesses such as Black Lung disease and Mesothelioma are ineligible to receive workers' comp benefits, but they can can sue their employers in circuit court.

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Illinois State Trooper Crash
11:21 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Emails: Secrecy sought in Ill. trooper crash case

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The Illinois workers' compensation arbitrator assigned to the case of a state trooper involved in a fatal crash sought to keep a public hearing in the case secret.

That's according to emails obtained by the Belleville News-Democrat.

Jennifer Teague emailed her court reporter that parties planned to hold the hearing "on the sly with no press."

The date, time and place of the public hearing were changed with no notification.

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Workers' Compensation
12:03 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Mo. House OKs changes to workers' compensation

The Thomas Jefferson statue stands on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. on Dec. 3, 2010. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri House members have endorsed legislation designed to undo unexpected fallout from changes made six years ago to the state's workers' compensation system.

Lawmakers in 2005 approved changes to Missouri's workers' compensation system to establish tougher standards for an injured Missourian to qualify. Not all of the changes have gone as planned, and lawmakers this year are considering bills to tweak some of them.

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