Invoice Would Permit Corrections Officers to File Psychological Comp Claims| Employees Compensation Information

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Nebraska lawmakers passed law Wednesday that allows law enforcement officers to seek compensation for workers for mental illness and revise the rules for flat-rate pay slips.

LB 407, which the legislature passed unanimously, would change the law on compensation for state employees so that correctional officers can assert claims for mental illnesses acquired at work without accompanying bodily harm.

Currently, the law only allows first-aiders and frontline government employees to file claims for compensation for the mentally ill without physical injury.

LB 256, passed 32-3, amends the Compensation Act to remove the requirement that the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court approve a lump sum settlement if the injured worker’s right to future medical, surgical, and hospital benefits is expressly established by excluded from billing.

The bills go to Governor Pete Ricketts for signature.

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