D.C. lawmakers introduce workers comp parity bill

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced legislation designed to create parity in workers compensation in cases involving injured workers who receive out-of-state benefits.

The Parity in Workers’ Compensation Recovery Act of 2023, filed Tuesday, states that workers who receive comp awards in any state are not barred from seeking compensation under D.C. workers comp law for the same injury or death.

While workers injured in D.C. could seek comp benefits under the measure, the bill states that any such award would be reduced by the amount received in comp benefits awarded in other jurisdictions.

The act would take effect following approval from D.C.’s mayor and after a 30-day congressional review period.

This article was first published in Business Insurance.

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