Improve Employee Representation under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 by Amending the Laws Governing Attorney's Fees

Last updated: May 6, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1623



UPDATE: Senator Jackson recommended they vote the bill Ought Not to Pass. Committee complied. No reason given by Senator Jackson for the withdrawal. Bill is dead.


This bill amends the law governing attorney's fees under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. The bill:

1. Requires employers to pay reasonable costs and attorney's fees if the employee prevails on a disputed petition for payment of medical and related expenses or if the employee prevails in an appeal that is decided by the Appellate Division or by the Law Court; and

2. Removes language governing the specific computation of attorney's fees for lump-sum settlements.