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Injured Worker Donates Prosthetic Arm to Fellow Amputee 02/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1094 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker literally gave his right arm to an amputee following a chance encounter in a Northern California parking lot. Robert Ballesteros lost the lower half of his right arm as the result of an injury he sustained while working at a Bay Area shipyard in the '90s, according t...Read More
CWCI Holding Case Law Seminar in May 02/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1081 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers' Compensation Institute will hold one-day case law seminars in May in Long Beach and San Francisco. The seminars will include an update on recent decisions with a focus on cases affecting people with negotiating authority, CWCI said.  Defense attorn...Read More
Cal/OSHA Standards Board Rejects Tougher Porn Industry Regulation 02/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted against adopting a proposed standard that would have required adult film actors and actresses to wear condoms and pro...Read More

Study Highlights Need for More Scrutiny of Benzodiazepine Prescribing 02/23/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
While opioid abuse has been the subject of much discussion as well as government initiatives in recent months, a new study suggests that misuse of another class of drugs, benzodiazepines, may not be getting the attention it deserves. ...Read More

Court Opens Door for Vicarious Liability Suit Against Employer 02/23/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 853 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Louisiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that a worker deserves a second chance to assert her claims that her employer failed to protect her from a coworker who ran her over with a pallet jack after threatening to hurt her. ...Read More

Claimants Face Theft Charges for Lying About Injuries 02/23/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 371 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Two Washington state workers' compensation claimants are charged with felony theft after allegedly lying about their injuries in order to receive benefits, the Department of Labor & Industries said Monday. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for TTD Awards 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a worker was no longer entitled to temporary total disability benefits once she was able to return to work in a sedentary capacity. ...Read More

Minnesota Nonprofit Tackles Prevailing-Wage Violations 02/23/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 833 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A nonprofit group that is a partnership between contractors and building-trades unions is working to make sure that prevailing wage and bidding laws are followed on public projects throughout Minnesota. ...Read More
Dickie McCamey Adds Associate In Pittsburgh Office 02/23/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Pennsylvania law firm Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote has added Marjorie F. Bagnato as an associate in its Pittsburgh office, where she is a member of the commercial law and litigation group. Bagnato has practiced law since being admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2012. She worked at a re...Read More

Brannan Reappointed as Texas Workers' Comp Commissioner 02/23/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 642 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ryan Brannan, who has served as workers’ compensation commissioner in Texas since August 2014, has been reappointed to the position for a term ending Feb. 1, 2017. ...Read More
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