Lodi City Council, firefighter at odds over worker’s compensation bill
Bill would extend time for families to file for worker's compensation after death
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:32 am, Thu Aug 23, 2012.
If a police officer or firefighter dies of a work-related injury or illness within 4 years and 8 months of retirement, their family can currently file for a hefty worker's compensation payment.
A proposed Assembly bill would extend that period to 9 years and 3 months — costing California's local governments substantial sums.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:32 am.