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Court Rejects Labor Law Claims by Funeral Director Who Fell Into Grave 02/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court rejected a funeral director’s claims under the Labor Law for damages for his injuries from falling into a freshly-dug grave but said he could proceed with claims under a theory of negligence. ...Read More

Cal-OSHA Fines Tree Trimming Company $23,200 Following Fatal Accident 02/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined a tree trimming company $23,300 for seven violations uncovered following an investigation into a workplace death. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Truck Driver Trainee Who Fell While Putting Away Cellphone 02/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a truck driver in training who fell in the cab of his truck while he was off duty and trying to put his cellphone away so that he could study for a work-related test. ...Read More
Commission Orders Now Contain Electronic Signatures 02/06/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 165 min read
The Industrial Commission on Thursday began issuing workers’ compensation opinions, awards, and tort claim decisions and orders by using electronic signatures. The move is an “effort to modernize commission filings and institute more efficient internal practices,” the ag...Read More

Court Upholds State Employee's Entitlement to Coverage for Surgery 02/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of additional benefits to a state employee for a compensable neck injury from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Court Rejects Wrongful Death Action by Worker's Alleged Common-Law Wife 02/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker’s alleged common-law wife could not proceed with a wrongful death and survival action against the man’s former employer. ...Read More

Contractor Who Felled Tree That Trapped Senior Indicted on Forgery, Other Charges 02/05/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A Springfield, Ohio, home improvement contractor turned himself into the Summit County Jail Thursday after he was charged with falsifying documents, forgery and operating without a county vendor's license, among other offenses, ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Hospital Worker's Claims of Assault, Battery 02/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a phlebotomist’s claims against her former coworkers for assault and battery, finding she had failed to present sufficient proof of causation and damages. ...Read More

Committee Passes Bill Restricting Social Security Offset to Comp Benefits 02/02/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A policy committee in the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would eliminate the workers’ compensation offset for injured workers receiving Social Security retirement benefits. ...Read More

Court Sorts Out Fee Dispute Between Worker's Old Attorneys and New Counsel 02/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker’s former attorneys were entitled to payment on the full amount of their lien against the settlement she secured with the assistance of her new counsel. ...Read More
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