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Commission Opens New Headquarters 12/14/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission officially began full operations Wednesday in its new headquarters, the former Media General building at 333 E. Franklin St. in downtown Richmond. The commission is leasing four of the building’s five floors — a total of...Read More
 
 

Calls Renewed for Managed Care Price Transparency in Comp 12/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Little progress has been made on managed care price transparency in workers’ compensation, industry observers say, even though the issue has been debated for years. ...Read More
 
 

Change in Supreme Court Case Law Means PPD Benefits Can't Be Cut Off 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned an administrative determination that an injured worker’s entitlement to permanent partial disability benefits would terminate when he reaches Social Security retirement eligibility. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Worker's Claims of Retaliation, Discrimination and Assault 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker failed to establish his claims of retaliation, discrimination and assault against the Shell Exploration and Production Co. and his supervisors.  ...Read More
 
 

Car Dealership Fined $152K After Deadly Flash Fire 12/13/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited car dealership Carl Cannon Inc. after a flash fire killed three employees and injured two others at its facility in Jasper, Alabama. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Carpal Tunnel Injury, Allows Remand of Claim for Back Injury 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his carpal tunnel syndrome, since he failed to provide his employer with timely notice of his condition, and that the workers’ compensation commissioner will have to evaluate the man's claim for a back i...Read More
 
 

Court Orders Restitution for Asbestos-Removal Whistleblower 12/12/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A judge and jury have ordered an Albany-based asbestos abatement and demolition company to pay $173,794 to a former employee who was fired in June 2010 after reporting improper asbestos removal practices at a school work site in Gloversville, New York. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Underwriting Profit Moving Onto Shakier Ground, Analysts Say 12/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ comp industry is on track to end this year with an underwriting profit, according to analysts, but 2018 may be a different story, as ongoing rate decreases could move insurers toward the break-even point. ...Read More
 
 

Chubb Names Tracey Laws General Counsel, Government and Industry Affairs 12/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Tracey Laws senior vice president and general counsel for global government and industry affairs, effective Jan. 2. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses 3rd-Party Indemnification and Contribution Claims 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a third-party’s claims for indemnification and contribution. ...Read More
 
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