The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.
The state’s Second Injury Fund has a deficit of about $25 million that is expected to keep growing.
Trooper Matt Mitchell was seeking compensation for injuries he suffered in his 2007 reckless homicide crash that killed two.
Department of Corrections said millions of dollars in workers compensation payments to Menard prison guards were obtained fraudulently.
AP says Gov. ready to sign legislation
The House and Senate sent two bills to Gov. Jay Nixon before they went on spring break that were both pushed by the Missouri business community.
Employee’s may soon face restrictions on how much they can receive in damages from a workplace injury.
Bill would also allow employees to sue their co-workers
Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
The new law stems from the 2007 Uhl sisters tragedy.