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Court Revives Injured Worker's 3rd-Party Liability Claim for Car Accident 01/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals revived an injured worker’s personal injury claim against a motorist who was allegedly at fault for a car accident, finding that there was a possibility that the relation-back doctrine could save an otherwise untimely complaint. ...Read More

Court Invalidates AWCA's Extension of Immunity for Oil and Gas Well Owner/Operators 01/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act extending civil immunity to the owners and operators of oil and gas wells as an unconstitutional special law. ...Read More

Chairman Marshall Reappointed to Commission 01/24/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Lawmakers have reappointed Wesley G. Marshall as commissioner of the state Workers’ Compensation Commission for a second six-year term. ...Read More

CopperPoint Deal Shows Transformation Potential for Former State Funds 01/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0 | Popular with Other | 5 min read
Arizona-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. has finalized its acquisition of Pacific Compensation Insurance Co., extending its reach into California and illustrating one path of transformation for workers’ comp state funds. ...Read More

Court Says PTD Award to Worker With Full-Time Job Cannot Stand 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to an award of permanent total disability benefits after he had returned to full-time employment. ...Read More

CoreChoice, One Call Partner on Radiology Services 01/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CoreChoice, a national specialty network for radiology, interventional pain management and medical air transportation services, has signed a network access and co-marketing agreement with One Call Care Management. ...Read More

Court Upholds 50% Schedule Loss of Use Award for Correctional Officer's Shoulder Injury 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board in a battle of experts over the correct loss-of-use rating for a correctional officer’s shoulder injury. ...Read More

Court Upholds AWW Calculation of $709 for Man With 16 Days Worked 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 34 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a production assistant was entitled to benefits for injuries from a car accident, based on an average weekly wage of $709.15, even though he had earned just $2,950 in 16 days of employment. ...Read More

Confirmation of Scott Mugno as OSHA Chief Moving Slowly 01/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Scott Mugno, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is awaiting confirmation from the full Senate following a second approval last week from a Senate committee. ...Read More

Court Upholds Loss of Earning Capacity Determination for Worker With No Reduction in Income 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a determination of her lost wage-earning capacity even though she had not suffered any actual loss of income. ...Read More
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