PCI applauds Kentucky House for dropping workers' comp bill

05/6/2009 | RiskAndInsurance.com

Lawmakers in Kentucky's House voted to kill a proposal aimed at forgoing the exclusive remedy for workers' compensation issues arising from an employer's "reckless acts." PCI Assistant Vice President Greg LaCost said he approved of the bill's defeat. "This attempt to go outside of the system and seek tort damages would undermine workers' compensation and add potentially large costs for workers, employers and insurers. The current system allows for injured workers to receive medical treatment and lost wages without the need for civil suits," LaCost said.

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