The Missouri House passed a bill last Thursday which approves legislation barring employees from suing co-workers for job-related injuries. Civil suit will not longer be an option aganist co-workers when employers have workers compensation coverage.
Co-employee liability bill is HB1540
A similar bill was passed in 2010, but Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the measure earlier this year.
This is a positive step and a necessary bill to help protect Missouri employees from co-worker lawsuits. The bill prevents employers from having to manage an unfortunate circumstance in the middle of managing a claim.
Learn More about Missouri Workers Compensation Insurance.