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Court Upholds Denial of Municipal Employee's Application for Disability Retirement 12/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a municipal worker’s application for disability retirement benefits, explaining that the conclusion of the Medical Board of the New York City Employees' Retirement System was supported by at least some credible evidence. ...Read More

Concordia Care to Acquire Atlantic Imaging Group 12/05/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Concordia Care Inc., a specialty risk-transfer company, is acquiring Atlantic Imaging Group, a diagnostic testing network serving the workers’ compensation and no-fault auto accident sectors. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Part of Comp Board's Suit Against Trustees for Defunct Group Trust 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a portion of the state Workers’ Compensation Board’s lawsuit against the former actuary and trustees for the Team Transportation Workers' Comp Trust and ruled that the board may proceed with other causes of action that had survived the defen...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Wal-Mart Worker 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a former Wal-Mart employee due to her failure to provide objective medical findings to support her claim of injury. ...Read More

City Drops Denial of Cancer Claim by Firefighter Who Lobbied for Presumption Law 12/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The city of Columbus has withdrawn its denial of a workers’ compensation claim by a firefighter with terminal skin cancer, who was instrumental in persuading lawmakers to pass a law creating a presumption of causation, the ...Read More

Council to Discuss First Responder PTSD Presumption Bill 12/04/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 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 | 455 | 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 | 277 | 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 | 208 | 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 | 350 | 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
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