A hefty workers’ compensation claim settlement can be looked at as protection in the future.
Mayor Mike Houston says the City Council’s recent decision to pay out $265,000 to an injured CWLP worker gets the city off the hook for any future claims made by Stephen Homa. A meter reader, Homa injured his knee while on the job.
“It was felt it was better to go to settlement, cut-off all liability for the City of Springfield, and eliminate the possibility of future workers’ compensation claims” Houston says.
Houston says Homa has filed more workers’ comp claims than any other worker in the city. Homa has since left the city’s payroll and is now working as a medical coder at Memorial Medical Center.
The mayor addressed this issue on Wednesday’s edition of Ask the Mayor on the Morning Newswatch. His comments on workers compensation can be heard by clicking play on the link below.