"Cover Story" piece profiling Arthur Kotch, 40-something, of Brunswick, whose ca
"Cover Story" piece profiling Arthur Kotch, 40-something, of Brunswick, whose case recently led Maine's Supreme Judicial Court justices to uphold prior injuries in the determination of workers' compensation benefits. Kotch hurt his left knee in 1981, when he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1994, working as a security guard at the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, he ruptured a disc in his back. He received workers' compensation benefits based on a "partial incapacity" caused by the back injury. But in 1999, those benefits expired. Kotch went to court claiming "whole body impairment," including the knee injury, which he claimed made him eligible for lifetime benefits. With details about LD 2202, a legislative bill proposed by Gov. Angus King that would overturn the ruling of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Industrial accidents, Workmen's compensation, Kotch, Arthur
Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece profiling Arthur Kotch, 40-something, of Brunswick, whose ca" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5963.