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Court Upholds Denial of Carrier's Untimely Challenge to Award of Death Benefits 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an insurance carrier’s belatedly filed challenge of liability for the payment of benefits for a worker who died of lung cancer. ...Read More

Commissioner Approves WCIRB Regulatory Filing 10/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s regulatory filing, which makes amendments to...Read More

Council Trims NCCI's Rate Cut, Recommends 14% Drop 10/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Tennessee employers may have been expecting an early Christmas present this year after the National Council on Compensation Insurance recommended one of the largest rate decreases ever, but a Tennessee advisory council is taking a slightly more cautious approach. ...Read More

Commission Ends Year Under Budget, Short on Staff 10/15/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission operated with only 54 of 63 authorized positions and spent only 82% of the money that was budgeted for it in fiscal year 2017-18, according to ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Police Officer's Challenge to Termination After 2-Year Leave 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured police officer’s challenge to her employer’s decision to fire her after waiting two years for her to return to duty. ...Read More

Commission Can't Ignore Barriers Facing Itinerant Worker Requesting Extension 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 70 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Commission wrongfully denied an extension of time for a self-represented litigant to file an appeal, without explanation or acknowledgment of his language limitations and his work schedule as an itinerant labor...Read More

Columbus Day Holiday Didn't Extend Time for Employer to File Petition for Review 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to an extra day to file a petition for review of an award, since Columbus Day was not a holiday for the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Third Challenge to Worker's Treatment Regimen 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected an employer’s third attempt to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of a worker’s treatment regimen for a 10-year old back injury. ...Read More

Court Revisits Labor Law Dispute, Revives Portions of Worker's Claim 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A New York appellate court revisited a Labor Law dispute over a worker’s fall from a ladder and revived portions of his claims against a contractor that had been hired to install signage at a retail space. ...Read More

Claimant Gets Year in Jail, Probation for Misrepresenting Injury 10/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 781 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
An injured worker who pleaded no contest to one count of fraud for intentionally misrepresenting the extent of his injuries was ordered to serve one year in county jail. ...Read More
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