Mattson v. Department of Labor & Industries
293 U.S. 151 (1934)

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Mattson v. Department of Labor & Industries, 293 U.S. 151 (1934)

Mattson v. Department of Labor and Industries of Washington

No. 29

Argued October 18, 1934

Decided November 5, 1934

293 U.S. 151

Syllabus

1. The amendment of March 15, 1927, to the compulsory Workmen's Compensation Act of the Washington, limiting to three years the time within which a case may be reopened for the readjustment of compensation on account of the aggravation, diminution, or termination of the disability, does not deny due process of law to one who sustained a compensable injury while the preexisting statute was in effect, though the latter contained no limitation as to the time within which such right might be asserted. P. 293 U. S. 154.

Page 293 U. S. 152

2. The amendment did not deprive the claimant in this case of any vested right, but affected the remedy only, and that in a manner not unreasonable, arbitrary, or oppressive. P. 293 U. S. 155.

3. A State may impose reasonable conditions upon the assertion of rights which are purely statutory. P. 293 U. S. 154.

176 Wash. 345 29 P.2d 675, affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment affirming a judgment which dismissed an appeal from an order of the state administrative board.

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