bill to award higher benefits to some workers injured on the job
has been signed into law by Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn.
sponsored by Assemblyman Chad Christensen, R-Las Vegas, provides
for an annual increase in compensation paid to workers who suffer
permanent total disabilities in on-the-job accidents.
new law provides for an annual 2.3 percent increase in the award
given to those workers who suffered permanent disabilities. The
increase takes effect next January and continues each year.