Occupational Disease: Penalty

Ingebretson v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 272 Mont. 294 (1995) (No. 94-622) Although there is no penalty provision in the Occupational Disease Act, section 39-72-402(1), MCA (1993) of that Act provides that “practice and procedure prescribed in the Workers’ Compensation Act applies to all proceedings under this chapter,” allowing the Workers’ Compensation Court to award penalty in an appropriate occupational disease case on the authority of section 39-71-2907, MCA (1993), the penalty provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act.