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Court Finds Employer Classified Workers as Employees of Another Company 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a determination that an employer failed to make the required unemployment insurance contributions for all of its staff, since it had been passing off workers as the employees of another company. ...Read More

Court Upholds PPD Award for Septuagenarian Worker's Bulldozer Accident 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a septuagenarian worker was entitled to 425 weeks of benefits for his permanent partial disability from a bulldozer accident. ...Read More

Court Upholds Apportionment of Worker's PTD Equally Between 2 Back Injuries 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to apportion a worker’s permanent total disability equally between two back injuries with two different employers. ...Read More

Claimant Accused of Submitting Fake X-Ray, Police Report 09/11/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Police are on the lookout for a Minnesota claimant who allegedly submitted an X-ray that she found on the internet, along with a fake police report, to seek workers’ compensation benefits, according to ...Read More

Construction Stop-Work Orders on Decline 09/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The number of stop-work orders issued to Florida construction companies declined in 2017 from 2016, the first decrease in four years, according to a re...Read More

Caggiano and Brown Join Willig, Williams & Davidson 09/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 39 | 0
Labor and employment attorneys Jessica Brown and Jessica Caggiano have joined Willig, Williams & Davidson, the firm announced Friday. ...Read More

Court Splits on Proper Standard to Judge Reasonableness of Worker's Refusal to Take Job 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal overturned an award of temporary total disability benefits to an injured worker in a case that spawned three separate opinions as to how to judge the reasonableness of her refusal of a job offer within her medical restrictions. ...Read More

Court Upholds Commission Decision Denying Additional Benefits for Worker's Fall 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 117 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission denying a worker’s request for additional benefits for her alleged injuries from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Chiropractic Clinics Owner Convicted in Billing Scam 09/07/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal jury in Kentucky convicted the former owner of several Louisville-area chiropractic clinics on fraud, conspiracy, theft and money laundering charges related to a $5 million insurance fraud scheme. ...Read More

Commission Chief Named President of NAWCJ 09/07/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
James J. Szablewicz, chief deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, has been named president of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, the commission announced Thursday. ...Read More
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