SB 1072
Modifies provisions governing workers' compensation
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Last Action:
5/1/2020 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business and Industry Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 1072 - Under current law, the extension of premises doctrine is abrogated to the extent it extends liability for accidents that occur on property not owned or controlled by an employer even if the accident occurs on customary, approved, permitted, usual or accepted routes used by the employee to get to and from their place of employment. This act removes the requirement that the property be controlled by an employer.

The act requires the accident of an occupational disease to be the prevailing factor in causing the injury and medical condition and the prevailing factor in the need for treatment.

Under current law, no savings or insurance of the injured employee, nor any benefits derived from any other source than the employer or the employer's insurer for liability under this chapter, shall be considered in determining the compensation due to the employee. This act provides that such sums may be considered in considering compensation due. Additionally, if medical bills are in dispute, the administrative law judge shall have the authority to order the employer to be responsible for medical benefits to the satisfaction of the medical provider.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2325 (2020) and HB 1032 (2019).



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