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Contractor Pleads Guilty to Long List of Infractions 11/22/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An unlicensed home improvement contractor accused of defrauding customers, insurance companies and the workers' compensation system pleaded guilty to 42 charges in Salem Superior Court on Monday, ...Read More

Company to Appeal Order That Regulators Say Leaves Employers Without Coverage 11/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American Labor Alliance plans to appeal a cease-and-desist order that California insurance and labor commissioners said leaves some employers without valid workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Cal-OSHA Cites Six Employers for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever 11/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1508 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined six employers a total of $241,950 for exposing workers to valley fever at a solar project construction site in Monterey County. ...Read More

Court Denies PTSD Benefits, Finding Gruesome Accident Scene Part of Trooper's Job 11/21/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mental trauma suffered by a Virginia state trooper who came across a mutilated body that had been dragged by a car for nearly a mile is not compensable because the incident was not unusual for a law enforcement officer, a state appellate court ruled. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Second of 2 Alleged Accidents, Denies Claim for Additional TTD 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for the second of his two alleged on-the-job injuries but denied his claim for additional temporary total disability compensation. ...Read More

Court Orders Remand for Possible Correction of Record 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the workers' compensation court needs to review the record of a worker’s challenge to enforcement of claim settlement to determine if he had filed by fax a motion to appeal in a timely manner. ...Read More

Court Revives Labor Law Claim by Worker Struck by Out-of-Control Dolly 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries from being struck by a dolly after he lost control of it while pushing it up a ramp. ...Read More

Court Revives Labor Law and Indemnification Claims From Worker's Fall 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s Labor Law claim for a fall from a ladder, as well as the indemnification claims of multiple defendants whom the worker had sued. ...Read More

Court Allows Employer to Proceed With Claim for Payment of Premiums 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Ohio appellate court ruled that the justice system had jurisdiction over a public employer’s effort to collect a worker’s share of his hospitalization insurance-benefit premiums, pursuant to the terms of the employer’s collective bargaining agreement. ...Read More

Court Orders Dismissal of Worker's Suit Over Alleged Mishandling of Comp Claim 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a self-insured group trust was entitled to dismissal of a worker’s civil action predicated on the alleged mishandling of his comp claim. ...Read More
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