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Court Overturns Denial of 2nd Injury Fund Benefits to Brewery Worker 10/25/2021
State: MO | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a denial of benefits from the Second Injury Fund to a brewery worker with a lengthy history of injuries, finding the decision was not supported by competent, substantial evidence. ...Read More
 
 

Troopers' Underinsured Motorist Recoveries Can't Include Damages for PTSD 10/25/2021
State: CT | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that two police officers who narrowly avoided being struck by a colleague’s patrol vehicle were not entitled to damages for their alleged post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Announces Three Convicted for Double Dipping 10/25/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced that three people convicted of working while receiving benefits were ordered to pay more than $44,000 in combined restitution. ...Read More
 
 

DCBS Posts 2022 Premium Assessment Bulletin 10/25/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced that the 2022 assessment on direct earned premium will increase to 9.8% from 9%. ...Read More
 
 

MEMIC Announces $17M Dividend 10/25/2021
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for Maine’s MEMIC authorized a $17 million dividend for about 14,000 policyholders. The average dividend will be $1,180...Read More
 
 

Worker Must Get Consent From Carrier to Settle 10/25/2021
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier’s alleged participation in settlement negotiations for a third-party claim did not excuse the worker from his statutory duty to obtain the carrier’s written consent. ...Read More
 
 

Police Detective Had Fair Hearing on Applications for Disability Benefits 10/25/2021
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a police officer’s applications for accidental and performance of duty disability retirement benefits, finding she received a fair hearing and that the evidence did not support a conclusion that her condition was related to an accident that oc...Read More
 
 

Worker Fired for Suspected Financial Impropriety Fails to State Viable Claims Against Ex-Employer 10/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a worker who was fired because of accounting discrepancies in the books she kept failed to state any claim against her former employer that could avoid the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act or otherwise be legally viable....Read More
 
 

DWC Announces 2022 Audit Standards 10/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the Profile Audit Review performance standard for 2022 is 1.68032. Audit subjects...Read More
 
 

L&I Posts Guidance on COVID Presumption 10/22/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries posted guidance on laws enacted during the 2021 session creating presumptions that COVID-19 is compensable for health care and other frontline workers. ...Read More
 
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