Clarify the Statute of Limitations under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Representative Michael Sylvester, House 39|
|Bill #:||LD 901|
This bill removes changes that were made by Public Law 2011, chapter 647 to the law governing the statute of limitations for workers' compensation claims and restores the law to the language that was held by the Law Court in Wilson v. Bath Iron Works, 942 A.2d 1237 (Me. 2008) to mean that, for purposes of filing a petition under the workers' compensation laws, the statute of limitations expires 2 years after the date of injury or 2 years after the date the employer files the first report of injury, whichever is later.