¶2 On November 8, 1998, the
claimant herein, Arthur Schimmel, was a Montana employee of Jasper Express,
Incorporated (Jasper). On that date he was injured in the course and
scope of his employment with Jasper.
¶3 At the time of the claimant's
injury, Jasper was not covered by a workers' compensation insurance
policy applicable to the claimant's claim. It was therefore an uninsured
employer under Montana workers' compensation laws.
¶4 Accordingly, the Montana
Uninsured Employers' Fund is liable for claimant's industrial injuries
and shall pay workers' compensation benefits as provided in the Montana
Workers' Compensation Act. No determination was requested concerning
the specific amounts due claimant, and none is made.
¶5 Jasper shall indemnify
the Montana Uninsured Employers' Fund for all reasonable benefits it
pays to and on behalf of claimant.
¶6 Finally, there being no
objection to the application for costs filed by claimant, costs are
awarded to claimant in the sum of $952.75, which shall be paid by the
Uninsured Employers' Fund, said amount subject to the Fund's right to
indemnification from Jasper as provided in the previous paragraph.