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Workers' Compensation News


Contractor With Four Worker Fatalities Cited Again 06/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A South Florida utility contractor has been cited for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other hazards, and is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties. ...Read More

Chubb Announces Appointments in Mid-Market Segment 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Chubb has named Paul Lewis industry practice leader for the company’s North America commercial insurance mid-market segment. ...Read More

Court Denies Interlocutory Review of Ruling on Worker's Status as 'Seaman' 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court denied an employer’s petition for interlocutory review of a trial judge’s determination that its employee was a Jones Act seaman at the time of his alleged injury while being transported to shore. ...Read More

CWCI Argues That Exclusivity Bars RICO Complaint Against Administrators 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Exclusivity bars a civil racketeering complaint filed by a group of first responders accusing two cities and their third-party administrators of conspiring to delay and deny claims, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said in an ...Read More

CRB Erred in Declining to Award Benefits for Security Guard's Knee Injury 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals overturned a decision of the Compensation Review Board providing a security guard with a 0% permanent partial disability rating for a knee injury that had left him unable to stand for prolonged periods of time, run or ride a bicycle. ...Read More

Contractor to Pay Restitution for Failure to Provide Coverage 06/21/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Upstate New York contractor was ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution and fines for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance during a siding and roof repair project in Aurelius, the online edition of ...Read More
Church Mutual Appoints Assistant VP for Risk Control 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
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Carrier That Paid More Than 104 Weeks of TTD Can't Claim Overpayment 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier that paid an injured worker temporary total disability benefits in excess of the state’s 104-week cap could not later reclaim the payments. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for FedEx Driver With No Evidence of Acute Injury 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent impairment benefits and wage-loss disability benefits for a FedEx driver even though multiple medical witnesses said they could find no evidence of an acute injury to explain his symptoms. ...Read More

Crawford & Co. Sells Legal Services Unit to Epiq 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
Crawford & Co. announced that it has sold Garden City Group, its legal administrative services unit, to Epiq, an international legal services firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...Read More
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