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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 | 171 | 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 | 167 | 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

Continuation of Positive Trends Drives Recommended 2019 Rate Cut 08/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Positive trends including downward loss development, accelerating claim settlement rates, and a drop in both pharmaceutical costs and new lien filings are continuing to drive down rates in California. ...Read More

Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment to Worker Who Fell From Truck 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker should have been granted summary judgment on parts of his Labor Law claim based on his fall from a truck while moving away from a suspended load of steel beams that was swinging in his direction. ...Read More

Commissioner Jones to Chair NAIC Cannabis Committee 08/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will serve as chairman of a National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee that will hash out regulatory issues relating to insurance coverage for the ...Read More

Committee Getting Close on Draft Bill to Increase Benefits 08/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: Top | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A study committee is just a week away from finalizing a draft of legislation that would take Alabama’s permanent partial disability benefits from the lowest in the country to something near the regional average, committee members said. ...Read More

Contractor Accused of Pocketing $1.9 Million That Was Intended to Purchase Comp 08/09/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
The owner of a trucking company that contracts with the U.S. Postal Service to help distribute mail was charged with pocketing more than $1.9 million by requesting reimbursement for workers’ compensation coverage that he never purchased, Illinois’ top law enforcement official announce...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Injured Aviation Mechanic's Claim for Additional Benefits 08/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
An Arizona appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for additional benefits, finding he had waived any argument based on issue preclusion and that the medical expert evidence supported the judge’s ruling. ...Read More

Contractor Cited After Arc Flash Burns Two Workers 08/08/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Tennessee contractor after two workers suffered burns from an arc flash at a nuclear power plant. ...Read More
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