Mont. High Court Upholds Limit On Workers’ Comp

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 5:59 PM EST) -- Montana’s highest court has come out in favor of a state law that lets insurers discontinue compensation payments to individuals left permanently disabled from a work-related injury by the time they are able to collect Social Security retirement benefits.

In a 5-2 decision, the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by several injured workers to the law’s constitutionality, determining that permanent total disability, or PTD, benefits are intended to assist an individual over the course of one’s “work life” and are not meant to...
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