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Chris Thurman Named SVP of Underwriting at CNA 01/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
CNA has named Chris Thurman as senior vice president of underwriting for workers' compensation. Thurman will lead the strategic direction for the workers' compensation product line and will report to Julie Stephenson, commercial chief underwriting officer. Thurman’s ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Ruling Barring Testimony From Worker's Medical Expert 01/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly excluded an expert witness from testifying about the cause of a worker’s respiratory problems and that the employer was entitled to summary judgment. ...Read More

Court Reverses $5K Sanction Against Attorney Who Subpoenaed Employer's Doctor 01/25/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: Top | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission was right to dismiss an attorney’s “overly burdensome and unduly broad” subpoena against an employer's medical examiner, but should not have imposed a $5,000 penalty against the attorney or made him pay the medical ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to TTD Award as Prematurely Filed 01/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer challenging the expansion of a worker’s claim could not pursue separate litigation over entitlement to continued benefits based on the conditions disputed in the other case. ...Read More

Construction Company Cited for Lack of Worker Fall Protection 01/25/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Alleged failure to provide fall protection for employees working at heights of 11 feet has resulted in proposed federal penalties of $59,864 for a construction company working in Florida. ...Read More

Concordia Care Finalizes Atlantic Imaging Acquisition 01/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Concordia Care Inc. has completed its acquisition of Atlantic Imaging Group, a national diagnostic testing network with contracted radiology facilities in 48 states. ...Read More

Comp System Lacked Jurisdiction Over Trucker's Claim 01/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that the state workers’ compensation system did not have jurisdiction over a truck driver’s claim for injuries from an out-of-state accident. ...Read More

Commission Alerts Stakeholders to Rule and Form Changes 01/25/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted an alert that it is in the process of promulgating permanent rules, and revis...Read More

Commonwealth Court to Decide Whether Protz Applies Retroactively 01/24/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has asked a lower court to decide whether its 2017 decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) applies retroactively, a move that c...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Request to Lower Child Support Obligations 01/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Other | 20 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that an injured worker's defective pleading had forfeited his appeal of a denial of his request to lower his child support obligations after he took a new job. ...Read More
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