Attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn workers comp ruling


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday asked the Kansas Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that could potentially award more money to employees injured in the workplace.

Schmidt wants the Supreme Court to reverse a three-judge panel's ruling from last month that declared legislative changes made to the state's workers' compensation system unconstitutional.

Five years ago, the Kansas Legislature rewrote the law so that workplace injuries would be assessed using the Sixth Edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Critics said the law was unfair to workers and . . .


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