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Contractor Cited for Failing to Provide Fall Protection 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A contractor faces $48,778 in penalties for exposing employees to dangerous falls at two South Florida worksites. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...Read More
 
 

Commercial Bakery Cited for Fall and Electrical Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Miami bakery faces $67,261 in fines for exposing employees to caught-in, fall and electrical hazards. The U.S. Occupational and Safety Administration c...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Denial of PTD Benefits; Remands for Commission to Clear Up 'Mess' 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a denial of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding that the Industrial Commission erred in focusing on whether she had abandoned the workforce without determining if she was capable of working. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Reduction in Worker's PPD Award to Account for Pre-Existing Arthritis 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a reduction in the amount of a worker’s permanent partial disability award based on a finding that his accepted occupational disease did not cause the diminished range of motion in his fingers. ...Read More
 
 

Court Denies Further Benefits for Housekeeper With Broken Toe 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the denial of a worker's claim for additional benefits after two years of receiving extensive medical treatment for a broken toe. ...Read More
 
 

Court Scolds Carrier for Alleged Failure to Pay Medical Bills 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: Top | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court this week issued a stern rebuke to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for its apparent failure to timely pay medical providers for treating injured workers.  ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Dismissal of Malpractice Claim Against Attorneys 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice action against the attorneys who had represented him in a whistleblower claim against his former employer. ...Read More
 
 

Claimant Charged With Lying About Location of Injury 07/02/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
A claimant who admitted that his alleged work injury actually occurred at a bus stop was charged with workers’ compensation fraud and theft by deception on May 30, the Insurance Fraud Prevention Task Force reported in its ...Read More
 
 

Court Sorts Out Application of Industrial Code Sections to Worker's Fall From Ladder 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court clarified the application of the Industrial Code’s safety regulations to a worker who fell while using part of an extension ladder he had borrowed from a property owner. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Dismissal of Injured Worker's Malpractice Claim Against Former Attorney 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice claim against her former attorney, finding that she had failed to establish a triable dispute over whether the attorney had failed to adequately represent her interests. ...Read More
 
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