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WCD Updates Benefit Notice 12/15/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a revised Bulletin No. 111 to implement legislative and regulatory changes to permanent total and death benefits that take effect at the start of the year. T...Read More

Woman Charged With Stealing Dead Father's Benefits 12/15/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Hudson County woman has been indicted on charges of stealing $272,223 by fraudulently collecting her father’s Social Security, permanent disability and pension benefits for more than 12 years after he died. ...Read More
Workplace Injury Rate Drops More Than 14% 12/14/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The rate of occupational injuries and illnesses dropped 14.3% from 2015 to 2016, the Utah Labor Commission’s Occupational Safety and Health Division announced. The agency said the overall combined incidence rate in the public and private sectors fell to three injuries or illnes...Read More

Worker's Receipt of Reimbursement Doesn't Make Him 'Employee' 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Maine’s highest court ruled that a worker who “submits himself to the control of another" does not become an employee of the controlling entity if he is reimbursed for his expenses but is otherwise unpaid. ...Read More

WC Commission's Executive Director Resigns 12/14/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kim Bailey, executive director of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, is stepping down for a position with another state agency, the commission announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Worker Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on his injuries from a slip and fall on a wooden ramp. ...Read More

WC Carriers Comprise 26% of P/C Insurers Placed Under Court Order in Past 17 Years 12/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Roughly a quarter of 345 property-casualty insurers placed into conservation, rehabilitation or liquidation between 2000 and 2016 have come from the workers’ compensation sector, according to the insurance rating company A.M. Best. ...Read More

Worker's Failure to Disclose Potential 3rd-Party Action Didn't Forfeit Claim 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured worker’s failure to disclose the existence of a potential third-party liability action did not bar his pursuit of a claim after a bankruptcy discharge. ...Read More
WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting 12/13/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Members of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss 2017 state Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission decisions during a Jan. 11 meeting. Board members will also discuss the 2018 year-to-date budget during the meeting. The agenda also includes a ...Read More

Worker Had 'Earning Power' Despite Inability to Secure Job 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was entitled to a modification of its payment of benefits to a worker who was unable to obtain any of the positions identified though a labor market survey. ...Read More
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