PA 16-112—HB 5364

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS WHEN A MUNICIPALITY IS THE EMPLOYER

SUMMARY: This act requires a municipal employee who files a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission to send a copy of the claim notice to the town clerk of the municipality where the employee works.

By law, an employee may notify his or her employer or a workers' compensation commissioner of the claim, but a state employee must send a copy of the notice to the administrative services commissioner. The notice must state the name and address of the employee and person in whose interest compensation is claimed and the (1) date and place of the accident and nature of the injury or (2) nature of the occupational disease and date symptoms first became clear.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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