Tort victims receive $2.4 million from compensation fund for unpaid claims

 Wednesday, September 1, 2010

 The Rolla Daily News

The Missouri Labor Department's Division of Workers' Compensation issued over $2.45 million from the Tort Victims' Compensation Fund to 32 Missourians who filed claims in 2009. The Tort Victims' Compensation Fund was created by the General Assembly to help victims who win suits against those who are uninsured or do not have sufficient insurance to cover a claim. "This is an important program that helps compensate those who are injured by the negligence of others and I am pleased we were able to help," says Department Director Larry Rebman. "I hope the payment these folks receive eases their suffering and provides them with the money to be able to pay some of their medical bills and other expenses."