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House Bill 1307


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House Bill 1307

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1307 (Updated March 8, 2006 6:38 pm - DI 84)

Worker's compensation. Establishes a schedule of attorney's fees for worker's compensation and occupational disease claims. Provides that the burden of proof of the element of a claim is on the employee, and that proof by the employee does not create a presumption in favor of the employee with regard to another element of the claim. Provides for increases in the: (1) average weekly wage used to calculate worker's compensation and occupational disease benefits; (2) schedule for awarding compensation for the degree of permanent partial impairment determined buy the board; and (3) maximum compensation that may be paid for personal injury by accident or disablement or occupational disease. Deletes an exception to and revises the statute of limitations for the making of a modified award of worker's compensation and occupational disease benefits. Provides that a member of the worker's compensation board may not have other employment inconsistent with the discharge of the member's duties. Revises the computation for the assessment for the second injury fund. Repeals language related to the second injury fund. Makes technical corrections.
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