Missouri Backs Occupational Disease Bill

Missouri lawmakers have given their backing to a bill to place occupational diseases under the state's workers compensation law.
House members voted 102-55 on Feb. 10 to include diseases contracted on the job in the workers comp system. (WCxKit)
According to supporters, the bill will make the Show Me State more business-friendly by protecting employers from large lawsuits.
Critics, meantime, claim the bill will shortchange workers who contract terminal illnesses, like mesothelioma and black lung. They add that those victims in all likelihood would receive minimal money from the workers comp system prior to dying.
The bill now moves on to the Senate.

Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker and website publisher. Her expertise is working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs, and her clients include airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing.  See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact:  RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.

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