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Kansas Supreme Court upholds workers' compensation law


January 8, 2021

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state law which governs how much money workers who are injured on the job can collect.

The court ruled that an amendment to the Kansas Workers Compensation Act was constitutional because it did not alter the requirement that a worker's impairment be "established by competent medical evidence."

The court last year heard arguments over which edition of the American Medical Association guide should be used for evaluating injuries in determining compensation to injured workers in Kansas.

Critics argued that the Sixth Editio...

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