Clarify the Statute of Limitations under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992

Last updated: Feb 17, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Michael Sylvester, House 39
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 901

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

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.