JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri House committee is considering legislation designed to help a financially troubled fund for injured workers.
The Second Injury Fund covers claims from workers with previous injuries or conditions who are re-injured on the job. Analysts have warned for years the fund was running out of money, and the attorney general's office stopped settling injured workers' cases last fall.
A bill by Republican House member Barney Fisher of Richards would cap settlements and restrict the type of injuries that qualify for Second Injury Fund payments.
A House committee chaired by Fisher scheduled a hearing on the measure Monday afternoon.