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COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS. ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFIT LIMITS. INITIATNE STATUTE. To receive workers' compensation benefits, requires employee to establish, by preponderance of evidence, that employment activities were predominant as to all causes combined of specific injury, cumulative injury or occupational disease. Deducts previous permanent disability awards for prior injury from later permanent disability award. Offset for worker's injury/illness determined by reasonable medical certainty. Prohibits finding permanent disability based solely on subjective complaints; requires objective medical findings. Limits employer's obligation to provide reasonable treatment to relieve effects of injury. Specifies requirements for claims filed after resignation, termination or layoff Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of the fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have the following major fiscal impact: Unknown, but potentially major annual savings in state and local governments workers' compensation expenses.
Edward J. "Ted" Costa, 3407 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 482-6175
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COMPENSATION FOR INJURED WORKERS. ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFIT LIMITS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 1044 (2004).