The Labor Section provides general counsel and litigation services for the Missouri State Treasurer in his capacity as custodian of the Second Injury Fund and for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in its role administering the Fund. The Section similarly provides general counsel and litigation services for the Missouri's Office of Administration, Central Accident Reporting Office (CARO) in defending workers' compensation claims filed against a multitude of state agencies by their employees.
In 2016, the Labor Section processed 2,487 new claims that were filed against the Fund and 816 new claims filed against CARO, or 3,303 total new claims. They closed 5,656 Fund claims and 700 CARO claims or a total of 6,356 claims in 2016.
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