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Commission to Start Using Skype for Appeal Deliberations 05/16/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 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 | 93 | 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 | 112 | 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 | 122 | 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 | 148 | 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

Court Overturns Denial of TTD for Worker Unable to Keep Running Family Farm 05/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned the denial of a worker’s request for temporary total disability benefits, finding she had lost “wages” from her work on her family farm when she underwent surgery on her knee, even though she hadn’t been collecting a paycheck for her...Read More

Court Partially Overturns Summary Judgment for Worker Injured by Falling Scrap Metal 05/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court partially overturned a grant of summary judgment to a construction worker on his Labor Law claim based on his injuries from being struck by a falling piece of scrap metal. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Duty Disability Benefits for Cop Injured Working Side Job 05/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned a denial of a police officer’s application for duty-related disability retirement benefits for her injuries from a part-time job at a department store. ...Read More

Court Upholds Forfeiture of Health Care Worker's Benefits for Lying About Condition 05/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld a judge’s finding that a health care worker committed fraud by lying about her medical condition, forfeiting her entitlement to benefits. ...Read More

City's WC Medical Bills Almost Doubled Under Suspended Risk Manager 05/11/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Workers' compensation medical bills for the Paterson, New Jersey, school district skyrocketed in 2017 under a risk manager who is the brother of a longtime city councilman, the local newspaper reported. ...Read More
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