A series of bills were introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday proposing changes to workers' compensation standards.
H.B. 2016 aims to replace the standard for the prevailing factor for employee compensation with a standard with a significant factor. The bill eliminates the rule that "an injury is not compensable simply because it aggravates, accelerates or aggravates an existing condition or makes an existing condition symptomatic."
H.B. 2041 aims to provide that workers' compensation benefits for workers receiving social security or pension benefits at the time of an accident are not reduced due to the receipt of social insurance or pension benefits.