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House Bill 1409


House Bill 1409

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Worker's compensation statutes of limitations. Provides that: (1) a claim for worker's compensation for an injury or disablement through employment must be filed within two years from the date that the employee had knowledge of, or should have known of the existence of, the injury or disablement, with certain conditions; (2) an employee injured in the course of employment or who has become disabled by reason of an occupational disease through employment must institute legal proceedings within two years from the date that the employee had knowledge of, or should have known of the existence of, the injury or disablement, with certain conditions, against a person other than the employer that has a legal liability to pay damages; and (3) an action may not be brought by an individual not subject to the worker's compensation act who suffers an injury while in the employ of another person unless the action is commenced within two years from the date on which the employee had knowledge of the nature of an injury or, by exercise of reasonable diligence, should have known of the existence of the injury and the causal relationship of the injury to the employment of the employee. Makes technical corrections.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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