Tuesday, December 11, 2007


ACT 1415 of 2007 Abolishes Workers Comp Second Injury Fund

January 1, 2008 a major change in the Arkansas Workers' Compensation law instigated by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce goes into effect.
You will not be able to file a claim against the Second Injury Trust Fund after December 31, 2007.

If you have been involved in a job related accident and as a result you have, or expect to have, a permanent injury, the change in the law may seriously affect your rights if you already had a permanent injury or permanent health condition that existed before your most recent job related injury.

For specific information, you should contact the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission and ask to speak with a legal advisor and ask about the change that goes in effect on January 1, 2008 regarding Second Injury Fund claims. The Little Rock telephone numbers are: (800) 622-4472 or (501) 682-3930. The Fort Smith telephone numbers are: (800) 354-2711 or (479) 783-7970. The Springdale telephone numbers are: (800) 852-5376 or (479) 751-2790.

You may also obtain information by contacting a private attorney who is knowledgeable of Arkansas Workers' Compensation law. There should be no charge for such a consultation.

AFSCME Local 965 wishes to express our sincere thanks to State Representatives Jim House and Lindsley Smith who voted against this anti-worker legislation to abolish the Second Injury Fund.

1 comment:

accident at work said...

Many workers suffer an accident at work in their professional lifetime. Unfortunately some are unsure of their rights and if they have a claim for compensation. Unfortunately many people attempt frivolous law suits attempting to get money out of their employer, while genuinely injured people who are out of work stay quiet. People should know their rights they may be eligible for compensation to cover medical bills or time out of work. Also if someone has a personal injury and it isn’t their fault the deserve reparations and explanations!