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House Bill 1050

House Bill 1050

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF HB 1050 (Updated March 3, 2000 10:26 PM - DI 96)

Worker's compensation. Increases the compensation benefits per degree of permanent impairment for worker's compensation and occupational disease. Provides increases to the worker's compensation and occupational disease average weekly wage that is used to calculate benefits and the maximum total benefit. Limits the attorney's fees required to be paid by the employer in connection with a third party action to a percentage of the amount of benefits actually repaid, rather than of the amount of reimbursements. Provides that if the treatment to or travel from the place of treatment for an injury or an occupational disease causes a loss of working time to the employee, the employer shall reimburse the employee for the loss of wages using the basis of the employee's average daily wage. Limits the $20,000 maximum amount of a bad faith claim to the life of the claim for benefits arising for an injury. Provides that a parent or subsidiary of a corporation or a lessor of employees is the employer for purposes of determining the exclusive remedy under the worker's compensation law.
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