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Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act Second Injury Fund

Second Injury Benefits

By Douglas Meagher - Kopka Pinkus Dolan & Eads
| Date: 04/05/2012

The Second Injury Fund was created by the Indiana General Assembly primarily to encourage the employment of partially disabled workers. The intent is to relieve employers who hire disabled persons from some liability for workplace injuries that cause such persons to become permanently totally disabled. In situations where, prior to the employment, a worker has been totally deprived of the use of an eye, a hand, a foot, or an entire limb and she or he subsequently sustains a work-related injury rendering them permanently totally disabled, the employer is liable only for benefits related the workplace (second) injury.

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