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Workers' Compensation News

City, Not Risk Pool, Should Have Filed Appeal 11/28/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 140 | 0
The Texas 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled against a self-insured city's right to contest a workers' compensation appeals panel decision and be named in place of the municipal risk pool that handled the claim. The court ruled in Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool v...Read More
Consultation Program Continues to Exceed Standards 11/28/2006
State: MO | Segment: Regulatory | 65 | 0
The Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program received notification it continues to exceed performance standards established by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Missouri's performance for the last quarter exceeded or tied that of other programs in O...Read More
Commission Posts New Opinions Online 11/28/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 216 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted links to two opinions by the Compensation Review Board opinions to its Web site. The opinions are Ben-Eli v. Lowe's Home Improvement Center, No. 5006 CRB-3-05-10, 11/16/2006; and Cerrito v. Logistec USA, No. 5022 CRB-3-...Read More
Calif. 3rd Finds Prejudicial Errors in Saw-Injury Suit 11/27/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 254 | 0
Cumulative prejudicial evidentiary error requires reversal of an injured worker's product-liability lawsuit, the California 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled. The jury had returned a special verdict finding no design defect in the automatic wood-cutting rip saw on which plaintiff Deborah...Read More
Calif. WC Coalition Selling Directory Listings 11/22/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 379 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The California Coalition on Workers' Compensation is selling advertising for a directory geared toward workers' compensation executives. The coalition said its employer membership includes some of California's largest private companies, nonprofit organizations, local governments and othe...Read More
Calif. 2nd: Comp Claim Tolled Personal Injury Suit 11/22/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court tossed out a $54,000 judgment for attorney fees against a claimant who filed a personal injury action against a Malibu restaurant that didn't carry workers' compensation coverage at the time of his reported accident. The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued an...Read More
Calif. 2nd Certifies Venue-Transfer Case for Publication 11/22/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California 2nd District Court of Appeal certified for publication an opinion that rejected a Santa Barbara County man's argument for why he filed his claim in the next-closest county instead of his own jurisdiction. The appellate court on Oct. 23 issued an order that Don Kerr's claim...Read More
Change-in-Condition Law Limited to Medical-Only Claims 11/22/2006
State: GA | Segment: Courts | 149 | 0
The Georgia workers' compensation change-in-condition statute does not extend to cases where the claimant initially received income benefits and not medical, the state Supreme Court ruled. Justice Robert Benham wrote the 5-2 majority opinion in which justices concluded that Official Code...Read More
Court Order Blocks Unlicensed Insurer in La. 11/22/2006
State: LA | Segment: Fraud | 72 | 0
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced Tuesday that his office obtained an order from the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge to stop the alleged sale of unauthorized commercial insurance by United Assurance Co., its agent, AA Communications Inc.; and its employees James E...Read More
Commission Links Three Opinions to Web Site 11/22/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 81 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted links to three decisions by the Compensation Review Board on its Web site. The opinion are Austin v. State of Connecticut Dept. of Correction (No. 5014 CRB-8-5-11), Ferrin v. Glen Orne Leasing/Webster Trucking (No. 5037...Read More
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