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Text of To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish procedures for the handling of claims for compensation for work injuries.

...for work injuries.

This bill was introduced on July 25, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4825 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4825

To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish procedures for the handling of claims for compensation for work injuries.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 1994

Mr. MURPHY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish procedures for the handling of claims for compensation for work injuries.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROCEDURE.

    (a) SECTION 8124- Section 8124 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ‘(b)(1) Within 10 days after a claim for compensation under this subchapter is filed, the Secretary, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary, shall notify the employer of the claimant and any other person whom the Secretary considers an interested party that such claim has been filed. Such notice may be served personally upon the employer or other person or sent to such employer or person by registered mail.

    ‘(2) The Secretary shall make or cause to be made such investigations as the Secretary considers necessary in respect of such a claim and, upon application of any interested party, shall order a hearing thereon. If a hearing on such claim is ordered, the Secretary shall give the claimant and other interested parties at least 10 day’s notice of such hearing, served personally upon the claimant and other interested parties or sent to such claimant and other interested parties by registered or certified mail, and shall within 20 days after such hearing is held, by order, reject the claim or make an award in respect of the claim. If no hearing is ordered within 20 days after notice is given as provided in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall by order reject the claim or make an award in respect of the claim.

    ‘(3) Any hearing held under paragraph (2) shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of section 554 and shall be conducted by an administrative law judge qualified under section 3105.

    ‘(c) No appeal of an order of the Secretary under subsection (b) may be made by a claimant or other interested person to the Employees Compensation Appeals Board unless such order has been made by an administrative law judge.’.

    (b) SECTION 8128- Section 8128 of title 5, United States Code, is amended in subsection (a) by inserting ‘under section 8124(b)’ after ‘an award’.