Last evening, a Missouri Senate committee held a hearing to consider Senate Bill No. 8. The bill proposes additional changes to Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation system. Most significantly, the bill blocks the ability of an injured person to seek compensation from a fellow employee who negligently injuries the person if the injury occurs during work. The proposed legislation follows legislation that was passed in 2005 that severely limited injured workers’ rights to collect for on-the-job injuries by enacting a number of provisions, including the redefining of what activities constitute a compensable “accident.” Today, Missouri’s Workers’ Compensation system is the exclusive (or only) remedy for an injured employee to seek redress against his employer for an injury suffered on-the-job.
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