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Supreme Court Upholds Award to Drill Operator for Pneumoconiosis 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a drill operator was entitled to benefits for pneumoconiosis based on his workplace exposure to coal and rock dust. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Knee Surgery for Worker Injured in Fall 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of authorization for a worker’s knee replacement surgery following an on-the-job fall. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Benefits for Pipe Fitter's Shoulder Injury 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of benefits to a pipe fitter, finding he had timely reported his shoulder injury to his employer. ...Read More
 
 

SAIF Board and Audit Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The SAIF board of directors will discuss the carrier’s 2018 budget, a small business digital strategy and other matters during a meeting in Salem on Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Veteran Coal Miner With History of Injuries 12/12/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld a denial of permanent total disability benefits to a longtime coal miner with a 45% whole person impairment. ...Read More
 
 
SCWCC to Hold Meeting Today 12/11/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission will hold its December business meeting this morning.  During November's meeting, SCWCC approved 18 applications to self-insure and went over data indicating how the commission has performed over the past month.  ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for Worker's Back Surgery 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not entitled to surgery to address a back condition that pre-dated his compensable injury. ...Read More
 
 

School Bus Monitor Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oneida City School District bus monitor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the workers’ compensation system of $6,100 by accepting benefits while lying about having other jobs. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court to Address Constitutionality of Subcontractor Immunity in Self-Insurance Plans 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court will weigh in on the constitutionality of a state law that provides immunity to subcontractors in workers’ compensation self-insurance plans from tort claims by employees of other enrolled subcontractors, if injured while working on the self-insured project. ...Read More
 
 

Second Injury Fund Tax to Rise to 6.75% in 2018 12/08/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An annual assessment that carriers pay to Louisiana’s Second Injury Fund will rise one percentage point in 2018, Louisiana’s workers’ compensation agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More
 
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