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City Councilman on Probation for Failure to Provide Comp Insurance 08/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A member of the El Cajon City Council who is running for re-election is serving probation after being convicted in 2015 of failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees, and violating a stop-work order, the online edition of East County Magazine ...Read More

Court Tosses Workers' Deliberate-Intention Claim for Alleged Chemical Exposure Injuries 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a tort claim by two hospital employees who asserted that their employer deliberately caused them injuries by exposing them to a toxic chemical in the workplace. ...Read More
Court Upholds Award to Worker Injured in Assault by Colleague 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a heavy equipment operator was entitled to benefits for his injuries from an assault by a coworker. Case: Billington v. Midwest Minerals, No. 118,503, 08/10/2018, unpublished. Facts and Procedural History: Matthew Billington worked as a heavy...Read More
Court Finds Injured Worker Suffered No Adverse Employment Action 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 16 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker failed to establish he was subjected to an adverse employment action on the basis of a disability since the record evidence did not support his claim that he was fired when he requested medical leave. Case: Brown v. Square Deal Buildi...Read More
Court Reinstates PTD Award for Emergency Medical Technician 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals reinstated an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured emergency medical technician for a cervical condition despite the parties' stipulation to a pre-existing shoulder injury. Case: Mullins v. Rural Metro Corp., Nos. 2016-CA-001152...Read More
CGL Carrier Can't Intervene in Paraplegic Worker's Tort Suit 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that a trial judge properly barred a general liability insurance carrier from intervening in a tort suit against its policyholder by a worker who was paralyzed after a fall from the roof of a commercial building. Case: Houston Specia...Read More

Commission Can't Retroactively Increase Worker's Award 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Commission could not retroactively modify a worker’s award due to his status as a public safety officer when the original award had failed to take his position into account. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Request for Lump-Sum Award, Increase in Compensation 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an electrical worker was not entitled to a lump-sum payment of benefits nor an increase in the calculation of his average weekly wage. ...Read More

Court Tosses Award for Trucker Injured at Truck Stop While Dressing After Shower 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an interstate truck driver was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained while dressing after a shower at a truck stop. ...Read More

Contractor Must Pay Restitution After Underreporting Payroll for Two Years 08/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The owner of a construction business has been convicted of underreporting his payroll by $3.5 million, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reported Friday. ...Read More
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