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Bug-Sniffing Dogs to Check for Bedbugs at WC Court 09/24/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Courthouse officials agreed to bring in bug-sniffing dogs to find bedbugs that have brought numerous complaints from workers. After a meeting with emp...Read More

Bridge Collapse That Killed Worker Brings $86K in OSHA Penalties 09/20/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The collapse of a pedestrian bridge in March that killed an employee and injured five others at Florida International University spawned a total of $86,658 in proposed penalties by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Bureau Posts New Rules on Black-Lung Fund Premiums 09/17/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is accepting comments on proposed changes to rules governing the Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund.  ...Read More

Business Owner on Trial for Alleged Comp Fraud, Underreporting of Payroll 09/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The workers' compensation fraud trial of a prominent Ohio businessman and former town official began this week in Canton. ...Read More

BWC Launching $5M Grant Program to Encourage Addiction Recovery 09/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday that it will launch a pilot program in October that will spend $5 million over two years to help employers hire workers who are recovering from addiction to opioids and other drugs. ...Read More

Board Erred in Overturning Judge's Finding on Worker's Impairment Rating 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board erred in overturning a decision to exclude the impairment caused by a worker’s prior neck injury in calculating his impairment rating from a later accident.   ...Read More

Business Owners Accused of Forging Insurance Certificates 08/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 576 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Brian Krasnoff A contractor and the owner...Read More

Board Overstepped in Overruling WCJ's Assessment of Witness Credibility 08/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board overstepped its authority in overturning an administrative law judge’s assessment of witness credibility in determining an injured mechanic’s permanent partial disability rating. ...Read More

Bankruptcy Judge Says All Members of Self-Insured Fund Must Be Part of Class Action 08/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Question: If a self-insured group goes bankrupt, must all members shoulder a similar share of the unpaid workers’ compensation claims and other debt? ...Read More

BWC Board Approves 12% Rate Cut for Local Governments 08/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it will reduce rates paid by local governments, by 12%, on Jan. 1, the largest rate cut in at least 30 years. ...Read More
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