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Workers' Compensation News


Employers Must Consider Wealth of Legal Issues Before Requiring COVID Vaccinations 01/19/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
As health care professionals begin to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, California employers may have to navigate myriad legal issues if they’re considering mandating or even suggesting that their employees get vaccinated, employment law and workers’ compensation experts said. ...Read More

Southern California Firefighter Gets 90 Days in Jail for Comp Fraud 01/19/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Ventura County firefighter was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, prosecutors said. ...Read More

Doctors Support High Court Ruling on AMA Guides; Lawyer Sees Potential Upside in Decision 01/19/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The largest doctors' group in Kansas said it is much in favor of a state Supreme Court ruling that greenlights the continued use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Associations’ Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. ...Read More

Union Can't Pursue Lawsuit Over Allegedly Unsafe Work Environment 01/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a union’s lawsuit contending the City of New York was failing to provide corrections officers with an adequately safe work environment. ...Read More

Demolition Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claim 01/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law claim for injuries from being struck by a portion of the ceiling in a bathroom where he was working. ...Read More

Court Upholds Verdict Finding Worker Entitled to Benefits for Shoulder Injury 01/19/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld a jury verdict that a worker was entitled to benefits for an injury to his shoulder, as there had not been any instructional error, and the record evidence supported the jury’s findings. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Avoid Liability for Balance of Wrongful Death Award 01/19/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier could not avoid liability for paying the $7.5 million balance of a wrongful death judgment for a worker’s fatal injuries. ...Read More

Draft Bill Would Require Periodic Increase in Burial Expenses 01/19/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 62 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
Montana regulators would be required to adjust the maximum burial expense paid for occupational deaths every five years under a draft bill. The m...Read More

Workplace Safety Fines to Increase With Inflation 01/19/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Administrative penalties for Nevada employers that fail to comply with workplace safety requirements increased 1.18% on Friday to keep pace with inflation. ...Read More

Senate Approves Expanded Parking Lot Coverage Bill 01/19/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The New Jersey Senate has approved a bill that would classify most parking areas as part of the workplace, and injuries there would be covered by workers' comp. ...Read More
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