Oklahoma City , OK (CompNewsNetwork) - The families of emergency medical responders who die in the line of duty will remain eligible for a $5,000 death benefit from the state, thanks to a measure signed into law this week by Gov. Brad Henry. Rep. Paul...
Lincoln , NE (CompNewsNetwork) - A bill that changes the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act was given final approval April 9 after being amended April 6 to extend a sunset clause.
Currently, the act indicates that mental injuries are compensable...
NEW YORK, NY - The New York Times reports that lawyers representing New York City and its contractors, who have been sued by rescue and clean up operators at Ground Zero, filed a notice with the United States Court of Appeals on Wednesday, claiming that...
LINCOLN, NE - The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Senate on Tuesday advanced LB780 for a final reading, this after heated debate over the bill that would allow first responders in the state to obtain benefits for post-traumatic stress. The bill...
LINCOLN, NE - Governor Dave Heineman on Wednesday signed LB 780, which would allow first responders to obtain workers' compensation benefits for severe mental trauma injuries related to their work.
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Source: Nebraska Legislature
STATEN ISLAND, NY - The Staten Island Advance reports that at a hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who approved the settlement proposal for 9/11 responders, says he believed he had failed in not being able to do more for the 9/11...