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HB24-1220

Workers'Compensation Disability Benefits

Concerning disability benefits for workers' compensation injuries, and, in connection therewith, allowing a claimant to refuse an offer of modified employment under certain circumstances, adding the loss of an ear to the list of whole person permanent impairment benefits, replacing the two aggregate limits on temporary and permanent injury benefits with one limit adjusted annually by the director of the division of workers' compensation, and requiring a workers' compensation insurer to pay benefits to a claimant by direct deposit upon request by the claimant.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Insurance
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill allows a claimant for workers' compensation benefits to refuse an offer of modified employment if the employment requires the claimant to drive to and from work and the treating physician has restricted the claimant from driving.

The bill adds the loss of an ear to the list of other body parts for which an injured worker can receive whole person permanent impairment benefits.

Current law limits the amount of money that a claimant for workers' compensation benefits may receive dependent on the claimant's impairment rating. The bill removes these limitations and replaces them with one limit of $300,000, adjusted annually by the director of the division of workers' compensation.

The bill requires a workers' compensation insurer to pay benefits to a claimant by direct deposit upon request by the claimant.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Rep. L. Daugherty
Sen. J. Marchman

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