Gov. Haslam signs workers' comp legislation

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a measure to change the way the state considers injured workers' claims.

The Republican governor held a ceremonial signing at a foundry in Clarksville on Tuesday.

A major feature of the measure is that it removes workers' compensation cases from the state's trial courts and instead creates special panels appointed by the governor to hear claims and appeals.

The legislation passed the Senate 28-2, and the House approved it 68-24.


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