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CopperPoint's Conversion to Mutual Insurance Holding Company Approved 07/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. policyholders have voted to approve changing the company’s corporate structure to a mutual insurance holding company. The conversion, previously approved by CopperPoint’s board of directors and the Arizona Department of Insurance, will take eff...Read More

Court Won't Disturb Allocation of Settlement Proceeds That Limited Carrier's Lien 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 144 min read
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania declined to disturb an allocation of settlement proceeds from a third-party tort action that kept 75% of the recovery out of reach for a comp carrier’s subrogation lien. ...Read More

Court Vacates Award for Nurse Due to Procedural Error, Lack of Evidentiary Support 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court overturned a worker’s award for a facial scar and injury to her thumb due to a procedural error and lack of support in the record. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Personal Injury Suit Against Employers 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s personal injury suit against her employers, finding she was limited to a recovery of workers’ compensation benefits as a matter of law. ...Read More

CompPharma Survey Shows WC Drug Costs Continue to Drop 07/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
Workers' compensation prescription drug costs dropped almost 10% last year and the trend is likely to continue, according to an annual survey of 29 insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Permanent Impairment of Leg as Untimely 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was time-barred from seeking compensation for a permanent impairment to her leg that allegedly resulted from an industrial back injury. ...Read More

Court Affirms Judgement for Employer on Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured employee failed to prove that his employer had fired him in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
Cargo Company Cited for Fatal Forklift Accident 07/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 226 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined SSA Pacific Inc. $205,235 for willful and serious safety violations uncovered during an investigation into a Jan. 9 fatal forklift accident at the Port of San Diego. A longshoreman was driving a forklift to a transit shed Jan...Read More
Court Says Comp Board Lacked Jurisdiction to Overturn Worker's Award of TTD 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not overturn an award of temporary total disability benefits as being unsupported by the record evidence since none of the parties had contested the award during the proceedings before the administrative law judge....Read More
Carrier Can't Pursue Payment of Lien from 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier could not state a viable claim against a third-party tortfeasor to recover the benefits it had paid to an injured worker after the worker settled her claim against the tortfeasor. Case: State ex rel. ...Read More
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