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Court Orders Roofing Contractor to Implement Safety Measures 06/05/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit has ordered a Maine roofing contractor to implement a comprehensive safety and training program after receiving repeated citations for exposing...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Labor Law Claims Against Roofing Subcontractors 06/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A New York appellate court tossed a construction worker’s Labor Law action against two roofing subcontractors based on his alleged injuries from a trip-and-fall accident. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Painter for Accident That Employer Denied Having Occurred 06/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a painter for his injuries from a fall that his employer denied having happened. ...Read More

CDC to Launch Project Comparing Opioid Best Practices With Actual Prescribing 06/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
Two years after releasing an influential set of opioid prescribing guidelines, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is embarking on a project to measure the extent to which doctors are following “best practices” for opioid prescribing. ...Read More

Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Industrial Insurance Act's Procedural Limitations 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals last week rejected an injured worker’s constitutional challenge to the Industrial Insurance Act‘s procedural limitations on litigants appealing adverse decisions from the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. ...Read More

Case Law Development Requires Remand of Coverage Dispute 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that guidance from the state’s highest court required remand of a coverage dispute for a worker’s accident so that a trial judge could determine whether the carrier had a substantial in-state business presence. ...Read More

CHSWC Posts Rand Report on Medical Care 06/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 629 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation posted to its website a new report by Rand Corp. analyzing medical trends in California’s comp system. ...Read More

Court Reduces Jury's Award to Workers for Burn Injuries From Well Explosion 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Louisiana appellate court reduced a jury’s multi-million award to two severely burned oil well workers, finding that a jury had awarded excessive amounts for lost future earnings. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Ironworker's Fall Though Unguarded Floor Opening 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment for an ironworker on his Labor Law claim based on his fall through an opening in the floor of a building under construction. ...Read More

Court Tosses Sanctions Against Claimants' Firm for Doctors' Failure to Appear at Depositions 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court overturned the imposition of sanctions against a claimants’ firm, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Board had cited the wrong statutory provision and that sanctions were not warranted in the first place. ...Read More
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