A bill that would have given workers compensation payers and employers half of third-party court awards failed in Arkansas on Friday.
H. B. In 1955, 35 votes, with 52 legislators in the House rejecting the action and 10 abstaining, received according to information published on the Arkansas Legislature website.
The bill was intended to control how disbursements from third-party trial arising from workplace accidents where another party is disabled are disseminated, which gives payers, employers and self-insured units the right to "first absolute loan" of half of the net proceeds recovered, according to the bill .
Media business reported that the opponent's action claimed that the bill failed to help injured workers recovering only two-thirds of their income when out of work with an injury and that the exchange of a third-party trial can close the gap.
The rapporteur claimed that the bill was intended to replace payers for such costs as medical bills, according to media reports.