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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Wants to Shake Up City Work Comp Program 05/10/2018
State: IL | Segment: Top | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Chicago's unusually opaque $100-million-per-year workers' compensation system would be in for a shake-up, should outsider mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot succeed in knocking off incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel this fall. ...Read More
 
 

Court Partially Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Unexplained Fall From Ladder 05/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived a worker’s Labor Law claim for his fall from a ladder, finding a triable issue existed as to the cause. ...Read More
 
 
Chubb Appoints Manufacturing Practice Leader 05/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Chubb announced Wednesday that it has appointed Mike Williams as executive vice president and manufacturing industry practice leader to replace Mark Locke, who is retiring at the end of 2018. Williams will lead the carrier’s mid-market business, which Bloomberg Markets says is on it...Read More
 
 

Chiropractor Gets 366 Days for Role in Spinal Kickback Scheme 05/09/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1696 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Southern California chiropractor Michael E. Barri, who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in 2016 for receiving $150,000 in kickbacks by referring patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Award for Office Worker's Fall Off Yoga Ball 05/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to an office worker for a head injury from falling off a yoga ball while seated at her desk. ...Read More
 
 

Court Clarifies Filing Deadline, Scope of Admissible Evidence for Death Benefit Claims 05/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that a widower timely filed his claim for death benefits within two years from the date that his late wife should have realized she had a compensable work injury. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Bills Set to Take Effect 05/08/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Bills authorizing fines for employers that retaliate against workers who file comp claims, allowing attorney fees for lawyers representing workers in medical disputes, and creating a study group to investigate hospital costs in Utah are set to take effect today. ...Read More
 
 

Court Explains 'Buy Back' Process for Worker's Benefits After Settlement of 3rd-Party Action 05/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker had paid the appropriate amount to “buy back” his entitlement to benefits after he settled a third-party tort claim without the consent of his employer’s comp carrier. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Service Technician's Labor Law Claim for Fall From Ladder 05/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a telecommunications company service technician was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim against a property owner for a fall from a ladder while on a service call. ...Read More
 
 

Construction Deaths Spike in Booming Nashville; Some Blame Rogue Subcontractors 05/08/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Construction deaths in the booming Nashville area have quadrupled in the last two years, and some experts have said it's partly because workers are misclassified as independent contractors, and construction companies aren't held responsible. ...Read More
 
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