Accident Fund Insurance Company of America to Pay Work Comp Claim to Mark Lindquist of Joplin, Missouri

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is governed by state law and our initial decision in the Mark Lindquist case was based upon the laws in Missouri.  Mr. Lindquist was injured during the tornado that happened this past summer in Joplin, Missouri.  Missouri's workers' compensation laws limit recovery for injuries received during a tornado to situations where the employee was subjected to a greater harm than that of the general public.  Upon further review of the case, and receiving additional information on the facts involved in this situation, Accident Fund believes the appropriate decision is to honor Mr. Mark Lindquist's claim for worker's compensation benefits.  We are committed to working with Mr. Lindquist to ensure he receives all the benefits to which he is entitled and helping him to recover from his injuries."

--Mike Britt, President, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

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SOURCE Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

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