Missouri businesses could face significantly higher costs for workers’ compensation insurance next year, due partly to a new law that seeks to shore up a financially troubled state fund for disabled workers.
Trends in workers’ compensation claims show baby boomers, those over age 50, are costing their companies some big bucks for minor injuries.
The legislation replenishing an insolvent state fund for disabled workers and changing the way people get compensation for job-related illnesses.
The bill would allow such lawsuits only in cases where one worker “purposefully and dangerously” injures another.
The governor now says he would be open to a compromise with Republican lawmakers.
Senators voted 24-9 to override the veto.
Employee’s may soon face restrictions on how much they can receive in damages from a workplace injury.