JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators have endorsed legislation designed to undo fallout from a 2005 overhaul of the state's workers' compensation laws.
The bill given first-round approval Tuesday would prohibit most lawsuits by employees against co-workers for on-the-job injuries. It also states that occupational diseases are covered by workers' compensation — a provision intended to keep such cases out of court.
Business groups have made the legislation a priority this year.
The Senate measure needs another vote before going to the House, which has already approved its own version.