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OK: Gov. Restores Death Benefit for Emergency Responders
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by

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... Read More

NE: WC for Mental Injuries Bill Extended, Passed
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by

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... Read More

NY: NYC Contests District Court Judge's Supervision Over Ground Zero Settlement
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

NE: Senate Advances First Responder Bill to Final Reading
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

NE: Governor Signs First Responder Mental Trauma Bill
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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. Read the bill Source: Nebraska Legislature Read More

NY: Judge Has Mixed Feelings About 9/11 Settlement Proposal
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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... Read More