WORKER'S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS -- INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION
72-1016. Limitations on awards. (1) Compensation may not be awarded unless the claim is filed with the commission within one (1) year after the day the criminally injurious conduct occurred causing the injury or death upon which the claim is based. The time for filing a claim may be extended by the commission for good cause shown.
(2) Compensation may not be awarded to a claimant who is the offender or an accomplice of the offender or to any claimant if the award would unjustly benefit the offender or accomplice.
(3) Compensation may not be awarded unless the criminally injurious conduct resulting in injury or death was reported to a law enforcement officer within seventy-two (72) hours after its occurrence or the commission finds there was good cause for the failure to report within that time.
(4) In order to be entitled to benefits under this chapter, a claimant must fully cooperate with all law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in the apprehension and prosecution of the offender causing the criminally injurious conduct. The commission, upon finding that the claimant or victim has not fully cooperated with appropriate law enforcement agencies or prosecuting attorneys, may deny or reconsider and reduce an award of compensation.
(5) Compensation otherwise payable to a claimant shall be reduced or denied to the extent the compensation benefits payable are or can be recouped from collateral sources.
(6) Persons serving a sentence of imprisonment or residing in any other public institution which provides for the maintenance of such person are not entitled to the benefits of this chapter.
(7) (a) Compensation may be denied or reduced if the victim contributed to the infliction of death or injury with respect to which the claim is made. Any reduction in benefits under this subsection shall be in proportion to what the commission finds to be the victim's contribution to the infliction of death or injury.
(b) Compensation otherwise payable to a claimant shall be reduced by fifty percent (50%) if at the time the injury was incurred claimant was engaged in a felony or was in violation of section 18-8004 or 67-7034, Idaho Code, and compensation otherwise payable may be further reduced pursuant to regulation of the industrial commission if claimant's actions contributed to the injury.
[72-1016, added 1986, ch. 337, sec. 1, p. 829; am. 1990, ch. 15, sec. 1, p. 25; am. 1993, ch. 278, sec. 2, p. 941; am. 2002, ch. 136, sec. 6, p. 377.]
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