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Credit Card Payments for Comp Policies Spark Debate Over Cost vs. Convenience 08/20/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Making a workers’ comp premium payment by credit card is a popular option for cash-strapped small businesses, but the practice can be costly to insurance carriers, who have taken a variety of approaches to payment methods. ...Read More

Court Revives Welder's Jones Act Claim for Onshore Accident 08/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a welder’s negligence claim under the Jones Act, finding a triable issue as to whether he qualified as a “seaman” working on a vessel “in navigation” at the time he was hurt. ...Read More

Commission Posts Memos on Prompt Claims Servicing, Benefit Reduction 08/17/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted a pair of memos explaining its expectations for prompt claims servicing and the process by which employers can ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Personal Injury Claims From Asbestos Exposure 08/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s personal injury action based on exposure to asbestos as time-barred. Cas...Read More

Court Says Fraud Indictment Was Procedurally Sound 08/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1600 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
California’s 4th District Court of Appeal refused to throw out a 69-count grand jury indictment accusing a chiropractor of illegally running a law practice, laundering money and defrauding workers' compensation insurers. ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Decision to Reduce Jury Award 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an award of $2 million in damages was appropriate for a worker who was permanently disabled by injuries in a fall from a height of 2 feet. ...Read More

Coverage Exclusion for Injuries Allowed Carrier to Deny Defense to Employer 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a coverage exclusion in an insurance policy for injuries "subject to the Federal Employers Liability Act" allowed a carrier to deny a defense to an employer. ...Read More

Company Cited After Worker's Throat Lacerated by Blade 08/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Florida construction company almost $58,000 after an employee suffered a serious laceration to his throat. ...Read More

Commission Proposes Rules to Expand Use of Electronic Document Portal 08/16/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is proposing a rule amendment that regulators hope will end the headaches caused when parties file medical motions with the wrong office or submit documents using both em...Read More

Carriers Seek Less Restrictive Credit Requirement in High-Deductible Policy Rules 08/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 310 min read
Representatives for the insurance industry say that while they support the idea of establishing minimum financial strength and capital surplus requirements carriers must meet to write large-deductible policies in California, the criteria proposed by the Department of Insurance is too restrictive....Read More
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