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Workers' Compensation News


Courts Determine Wet Pavement Is Not 'Hazardous Condition' 09/21/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employee who slipped and fell on wet pavement while walking to her car to take a lunch break is not eligible for workers' compensation benefits because she was not exposed to any greater risk than the general public would have been, the 2nd District Appellate Court of Illinois decided Tues...Read More

Clerical Worker Entitled to Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a clerical worker was entitled to benefits for her carpal tunnel syndrome. Case:...Read More

Court Upholds Modification of Worker's Award, Resumption of TD Benefits 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the modification of an award of benefits to an injured worker based on his two periods of post-injury employment, as well as the resumption of total disability benefits after his last period of employment ended. ...Read More

Commission Going Paperless for Claims 30 Months After Legislative Mandate 09/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission will require that all claims information be submitted via electronic data interchange (EDI) on Jan. 1 — two and a half years after the Legislature mandated its implementation. ...Read More

Court Upholds Ford's Statutory Employer Defense to Injured Security Guard's Lawsuit 09/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a security guard was barred from bringing a personal injury action against the company that had hired her employer to provide security services, since she qualified as an employee of the company. ...Read More

Companies Must Pay Combined $2.3M in Misclassification Cases 09/20/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Greenwich valet parking company and a Central Falls painting contractor will pay roughly $2.3 million to settle allegations that they misclassified their employees as independent contractors. ...Read More

Correctional Officers' Pursuit of Comp Claims Barred Their FEHA Action 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a group of correctional officers were barred from suing their employer for discrimination based on race, ethnicity and national origin because they had already litigated their claims in pursuit of benefits for psyche injuries allegedly attributable to ...Read More

Cal/OSHA Cites Aero Pacific Corp. for $51K in Penalties After Worker Death 09/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's occupational safety agency has issued five citations and $51,160 in penalties to Aero Pacific Corp. in Placentia after a worker was struck and killed by a moving spindle. ...Read More

Court Denies Rehearing of Dispute Over Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Court of Appeals is sticking to its determination that the state Labor Commission has been applying an overly strict standard for determining when a worker is entitled to benefits for the aggravation of a pre-existing condition. ...Read More

Court Overturns Order Authorizing Treatment Without Finding of Compensable Injury 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned an order authorizing a worker’s continued receipt of medical care without determining whether the worker had suffered a compensable injury, or how the injury occurred. ...Read More
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