"News" piece on the legislative debate over Maine's workers' compensation law.
"News" piece on the legislative debate over Maine's workers' compensation law. In February, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that preexisting, non-workplace injuries may be considered in measuring compensable disability, and upheld the workers' compensation board's 1999 decision to award life-time benefits to Arthur Kotch of Brunswick. House Speaker Michael Saxl, D-Portland, said lawmakers agree on the need to eliminate non-work-related injuries from the factoring of cumulative disability, and there is little opposition to allowing the "stacking" of separate injuries from separate incidents to separate body parts, so long as those injuries happen on the job. What is still open for debate is the question of retroactivity, Saxl said.
Haskell, Meg, ""News" piece on the legislative debate over Maine's workers' compensation law." (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 6013.
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