Casper, Wy – The Legislatures Labor Committee is part-way through a stack of bills on workers' compensation. One topic the committee discussed was increasing payments to the children and spouses of workers killed on the job.
Co-chairman Charles Scott says they still have to work out how much to raise death benefits... but he's confident the committee will try to boost them.
Scott says that he thinks ultimately, the committee will also vote to increase benefits for workers permanently disabled after an accident at work. But none of these issues got a final vote yesterday. The committee also ran out of time to address a controversial bill to compensate workers for mental injuries, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.