SB 398 Workers' compensation; temporary payments.
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Summary:
Workers' compensation; temporary payments. Permits employers to make temporary payments of compensation or wages to an injured employee during his incapacity for work as provided in 65.2-500 and 65.2-502, relating to temporary partial and temporary total benefits for injuries or occupational diseases. The bill provides that such payments may not (i) be made for a period exceeding one year from the date of an injury or, for an occupational disease, one year of payments; (ii) prejudice the employer's rights or estop the employer from contesting the claim; (iii) be used to support a claim for compensation or for assessment of costs against an employer (under 65.2-713); (iv) be admitted into evidence or considered part of a hearing record; or (v) toll the limitations periods for filing a claim (under 65.2-601 or 65.2-708). Under the bill, an employer is entitled to a credit for any temporary payments against a subsequent award, but no right to recovery of temporary payments is permitted if an award granting benefits is not entered.

Full text:
01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 960300727  pdf

Status:
01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 960300727
01/22/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/96  Senate: Continued to 1997 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
02/12/96  Senate: Reconsidered by Commerce and Labor
02/12/96  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in C. & L. (15-Y 0-N)