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Court Upholds TTD for Worker With Prior History of Shoulder Complaints 05/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of temporary total disability benefits to a worker for a shoulder injury from grabbing at a falling test tube. ...Read More
 
 

Court Won't Enforce Worker's Alleged Agreement to Settle With 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 05/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a third-party tortfeasor was not entitled to enforcement of an injured worker’s alleged oral agreement to the settlement of her claim for damages, as a matter of law. ...Read More
 
 

Chipotle Cuts Deal in Lawsuit Alleging Retaliatory Firing Over Comp Claim 05/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 958 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reached a confidential settlement over punitive damages with a California woman who had already been awarded $7.9 million in a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim, according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 

Claim Filed Under False Name for Faked Injury Brings 1-Year Jail Sentence 05/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A California man who used fake identification to file a claim for an injury that he was also faking was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail for felony workers’ compensation fraud, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. ...Read More
 
 

Carriers Now Have Recourse on Second-Injury Fund Reimbursement Disputes 05/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 220 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
For the better part of a year now, insurance carriers have been left in limbo, with no way to resolve disputes over reimbursement from New York's second-injury fund. ...Read More
 
 

Commission to Start Using Skype for Appeal Deliberations 05/16/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 374 min read
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission will soon start saving up to 9,600 miles and 160 hours of travel time annually by holding appeal deliberations via the Skype video-conferencing service, the commission announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds TTD Award for Worker After Brief Period of Re-Employment 05/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld an award of temporary total disability benefits to a worker who had been on light duty restrictions when he lost his job with his employer, then found a new job and requested TTD for the time after he was fired from the new job. ...Read More
 
 

Court Partially Revives Labor Law Claim Based on Alleged Skid Loader Defect 05/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived a worker’s Labor Law claims based on his alleged injuries from a defective safety bar on a skid loader. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Labor Law Claim by Worker Who Slipped While Standing on Landscaping Rock 05/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to a recovery under the Labor Law for his alleged fall while standing on a rock to access a sign that he admittedly could have reached while standing on the ground. ...Read More
 
 

Contractor, Staffing Firm Cited Following Trench Fatality 05/15/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited contractor All Power Construction Corp. and staffing agency Labor Finders of Tennessee Inc. after a temporary employee installing sewer lines was killed in a trench collapse. ...Read More
 
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