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HB 2 - Amends Workers' Compensation Law - Kentucky Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Workers' Compensation Law

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that places a cap on the length of time an individual may receive workers' compensation benefits.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires employers to pay benefits for 780 weeks from the date of injury or last exposure in cases where permanent partial disability is awarded (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals receiving benefits to apply for a continuation of benefits 75 days prior to termination of benefits (Sec. 1).

  • Requires employers to pay benefits as long as the employee’s disability exists in cases where permanent total disability is awarded (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the maximum fee an attorney may receive from a disability suit is $18,000 (Sec. 10).

  • Increases the percentage of the state average weekly wage that must be paid for all types of disability benefits (Sec. 13).

  • Specifies that all payable benefits shall terminate upon the employee reaching the age of 70, or 2 years after the date of injury, whichever is later (Sec. 13).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-39) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Workers' Compensation Law

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that places a cap on the length of time an individual may receive workers' compensation benefits.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires employers to pay benefits for 780 weeks from the date of injury or last exposure in cases where permanent partial disability is awarded (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals receiving benefits to apply for a continuation of benefits 75 days prior to termination of benefits (Sec. 1).

  • Requires employers to pay benefits as long as the employee’s disability exists in cases where permanent total disability is awarded (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the maximum fee an attorney may receive from a disability suit is $18,000 (Sec. 9).

  • Increases the percentage of the state average weekly wage that must be paid for all types of disability benefits (Sec. 12).

  • Specifies that all payable benefits shall terminate upon the employee reaching the age of 67, or 2 years after the date of injury, whichever is later (Sec. 12).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Workers' Compensation Law

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