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Council to Discuss First Responder PTSD Presumption Bill 12/04/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will meet Dec. 12 to discuss a bill proposing to create a presumption that a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder for a first responder arises out of employment. ...Read More

Court Upholds Partial Summary Judgment for Worker Injured by Falling Rebar 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker was entitled to partial summary judgment on the issue of liability for his injuries from being struck by a falling load of rebar, and that he can proceed with one of his two other theories of liability for the accident. ...Read More

Court Tosses Employer's Challenge to Award Due to Failure to File Appeal Bond 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court dismissed an employer’s challenge to a comp award, since the employer had not posted an appeal bond. ...Read More

Construction Co. Wasn't Barred From Raising Exclusivity Defense to Worker's Tort Claim 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Florida appellate court ruled that a construction company was not precluded from raising workers’ compensation immunity as a defense to a tort claim by a worker. ...Read More

Construction Boom Expected to Give Comp a Big Boost 11/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. hit a 10-year high in October, the latest sign of a rebound in the construction industry — a trend that is mainly good news for workers’ comp insurers. ...Read More

Court Tosses Widow's Suit Against BWC for Alleged Negligence 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Ohio Court of Claims ruled that a worker’s widow failed to state a viable claim against the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for negligence in providing safety advice to her late husband's employer. ...Read More

County Worker Accused of Faking Car-Crash Injuries 11/29/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Essex County employee has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly filing bogus claims for wage reimbursement and disability for work she purportedly missed due to motor vehicle accidents, according to the New J...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award for Worker's Long-Term Exposure to Paper Dust 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to permanent total disability benefits for his repertory problems from exposure to paper dust over the course of his 42-year tenure with his employer. ...Read More

Commission Proposes Tweaks to General and Procedural Rules 11/29/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission is proposing to update its general and procedural rules for the first time in five years “to maintain the efficiency” of the agency. ...Read More

Claimant Who Ran Insurance Agency Sentenced to 60 Days 11/28/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Washington state claimant who ran his own insurance agency while collecting workers’ compensation benefits was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution that the Department of Labor & Industries says amounts to more than $233,000. ...Read More
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