Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Insurance Company Reverses Decision About Workers’ Comp Benefits for Sick Meatpacking Employees


A bit of good news from the world of workers’ compensation – an insurance company has switched its position on claims filed by employees of a Minnesota meatpacking plant and will now pay them benefits.

Here’s the story: At least 18 employees of Quality Pork Processors plant in Austin, Minn., came down with a mysterious neurological illness. Several employees who applied for workers’ compensation benefits were denied, and at least 11 employees, filed a lawsuit seeking medical care, lost wages and other workers’ compensation benefits. Now it seems that everyone who got sick, including those who were denied worker’s compensation, will be covered by after all.

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