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Indiana Code Title 22. Labor and Safety § 22-3-2-2.5

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Sec. 2.5.  (a) As used in this section, “school to work student” refers to a student participating in on-the-job training under the federal School to Work Opportunities Act (20 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.).

(b) Except as provided in IC 22-3-7-2.5, a school to work student is entitled to the following compensation and benefits under this article:

(1) Medical benefits under IC 22-3-2 through IC 22-3-6.

(2) Permanent partial impairment compensation under IC 22-3-3-10.  Permanent partial impairment compensation for a school to work student shall be paid in a lump sum upon agreement or final award.

(3) In the case that death results from the injury:

(A) death benefits in a lump sum amount of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000), payable upon agreement or final award to any dependents of the student under IC 22-3-3-18 through IC 22-3-3-20, or, if the student has no dependents, to the student's parents;  and

(B) burial compensation under IC 22-3-3-21.

(c) For the sole purpose of modifying an award under IC 22-3-3-27, a school to work student's average weekly wage is presumed to be equal to the federal minimum wage.

(d) A school to work student is not entitled to the following compensation under this article:

(1) Temporary total disability compensation under IC 22-3-3-8.

(2) Temporary partial disability compensation under IC 22-3-3-9.

(e) Except for remedies available under IC 5-2-6.1, recovery under subsection (b) is the exclusive right and remedy for:

(1) a school to work student;  and

(2) the personal representatives, dependents, or next of kin, at common law or otherwise, of a school to work student;

on account of personal injury or death by accident arising out of and in the course of school to work employment.

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