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Court Upholds Award to Worker Injured in Assault by Colleague 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a heavy equipment operator was entitled to benefits for his injuries from an assault by a coworker. Case: Billington v. Midwest Minerals, No. 118,503, 08/10/2018, unpublished. Facts and Procedural History: Matthew Billington worked as a heavy...Read More
Court Finds Injured Worker Suffered No Adverse Employment Action 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 56 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker failed to establish he was subjected to an adverse employment action on the basis of a disability since the record evidence did not support his claim that he was fired when he requested medical leave. Case: Brown v. Square Deal Buildi...Read More
Court Reinstates PTD Award for Emergency Medical Technician 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 50 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals reinstated an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured emergency medical technician for a cervical condition despite the parties' stipulation to a pre-existing shoulder injury. Case: Mullins v. Rural Metro Corp., Nos. 2016-CA-001152...Read More
CGL Carrier Can't Intervene in Paraplegic Worker's Tort Suit 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that a trial judge properly barred a general liability insurance carrier from intervening in a tort suit against its policyholder by a worker who was paralyzed after a fall from the roof of a commercial building. Case: Houston Specia...Read More

Commission Can't Retroactively Increase Worker's Award 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Commission could not retroactively modify a worker’s award due to his status as a public safety officer when the original award had failed to take his position into account. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Request for Lump-Sum Award, Increase in Compensation 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an electrical worker was not entitled to a lump-sum payment of benefits nor an increase in the calculation of his average weekly wage. ...Read More

Court Tosses Award for Trucker Injured at Truck Stop While Dressing After Shower 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an interstate truck driver was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained while dressing after a shower at a truck stop. ...Read More

Contractor Must Pay Restitution After Underreporting Payroll for Two Years 08/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The owner of a construction business has been convicted of underreporting his payroll by $3.5 million, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reported Friday. ...Read More

Continuation of Positive Trends Drives Recommended 2019 Rate Cut 08/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Positive trends including downward loss development, accelerating claim settlement rates, and a drop in both pharmaceutical costs and new lien filings are continuing to drive down rates in California. ...Read More

Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment to Worker Who Fell From Truck 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker should have been granted summary judgment on parts of his Labor Law claim based on his fall from a truck while moving away from a suspended load of steel beams that was swinging in his direction. ...Read More
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