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Carrier Can't Pursue Payment of Lien from 3rd-Party Tortfeasor

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 243 | 0 | 14 min read

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier could not state a viable claim against a third-party tortfeasor to recover the benefits it had paid to an injured worker after the worker settled her claim against the tortfeasor. Case: State ex rel. Akers v. Hardy-Senkel, No. ED106753, 07/10/2018, published. Facts and Procedural History: Vicki Clifton suffered injuries in a work-related motor vehicle accident. She then began receiving workers’ compensation benefits from the Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. Janet Akers was the other motoris...

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