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Coal Assessments to Increase in 2019 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 4 min read
The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission set the 2019 assessment rate at 6.41%, up from 6.29% in the current year. The commissi...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Suit for Worker Who Fell on Plastic Sheeting at Construction Site 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims for injuries from a slip-and-fall on plastic sheeting covering the floor of his work area. ...Read More
 
 

City Has Immunity From Civil Liability for Secretary's Workplace Fall 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A state appellate court ruled that the City of New York was immune from civil liability to an employee of the New York County District Attorney’s Office for her injuries from a workplace fall. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer's Stairwell Fall 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court overturned the denial of duty disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer who suffered injuries in a stairwell fall after being startled by an inmate. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Reports Big Jump in Fraud Charges and Collections 10/09/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission continues to crack the whip on employers that fail to obtain workers' compensation insurance, outpacing some larger states in the number of prosecutions. ...Read More
 
 

CDI Holds Hearing on Rate Recommendation 10/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Department of Insurance held a public hearing on a recommendation to cut the advisory pure premium rate, by 4.5%. The Workers...Read More
 
 

Court Axes Change-of-Residence Probation Condition for Comp Fraudster 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a probation condition requiring a workers’ compensation fraudster to obtain approval before changing residences was unconstitutionally overbroad. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Denial of TTD to Worker Who Added New Conditions to Claim 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker presented enough medical evidence that a newly allowed condition had caused an independent period of temporary total disability to support a new claim for benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Court Reinstates Construction Worker's Prematurely Dismissed Labor Law Claim 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived an injured construction worker’s Labor Law claim, saying the suit should not have been dismissed on a motion for summary judgment prior to discovery. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI Summarizes Comp Bills Enacted in 2018 10/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute summarized nearly 20 bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this year that are of potential interest to the comp industry. ...Read More
 
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