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Court Tosses Worker's Labor Law Claims for Fall From Roof 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s Labor Law claims based on his injuries from a fall while repairing the roof of a church rectory. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Officer's Request for Additional TTD 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured law enforcement officer was not entitled to additional medical treatment or temporary total disability benefits after his approved doctor released him to return to full duty. ...Read More

Court Reinstates PTD Award for Injured Machinist 08/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board erred in overturning an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured machinist, since substantial evidence had supported the judge’s decision. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Delivery Driver's Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation 08/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s claim of disability discrimination and retaliation after he was fired from his position as a parcel delivery driver. ...Read More

Church Mutual Launches Digital Subsidiary for Small Organizations 08/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 160 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 13 min read
Church Mutual, a Wisconsin-based carrier that specializes in insurance for religious organizations, announced Wednesday the launch of a new digital subsidiary that will cater to smaller churches and houses of worship. ...Read More

Carriers Feeling Mid-Year Optimism on Hiring, Revenue, Survey Finds 08/29/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
In an apparent burst of optimism, the percentage of U.S. insurance companies that expect to increase staffing over the next 12 months ticked up in the first half of this year, according to a semi-annual insurance carrier survey. ...Read More

Cimarron, West Bend Approved to Write Comp Coverage 08/29/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has granted authority to two insurance companies to begin offering workers’ comp coverage in the state. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Award of Limited Medical Benefits 08/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Commonwealth Court rejected a worker’s challenge to an award providing her with only limited medical benefits for her injuries from a car accident. ...Read More

Claim Blows Up Into Defamation Dispute Between WC Law Firms 08/29/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
What started as a workers' compensation claim that allegedly involved fraud by the injured worker and a bad case of Legionnaire's disease has blown up into a dispute between two Philadelphia law firms. ...Read More

Court Accepts Guilty Plea From Doctors in PHLB Case 08/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A pair of doctors formally pleaded guilty to charges relating to their roles in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach kickback scheme. The U.S. Dis...Read More
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