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Court Upholds Denial of Summary Judgment on Worker's Labor Law Claim 11/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claims based on his own inconsistent account of how he allegedly fell from a scaffold. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Worker's Claims for Alleged Fall Injuries 11/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s Labor Law claims against a landowner for alleged injuries from a fall from a makeshift scaffold. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Former Officer's Request for Disability Retirement Benefits 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court upheld the denial of a former law enforcement officer’s claim for disability retirement benefits, finding substantial evidence supported a determination that he was not permanently incapacitated from duty. ...Read More
 
 
Comp Rates Down 2.24% in October, Ivans Says 11/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation renewal rates fell 2.24% in October, according to insurance industry exchange Ivans. Last month’s decrease follows a 1.31% drop in workers’ comp renewal rates in September, Ivans said. Renewal rates for other commercial lines increased in Oc...Read More
 
 

Court Invalidates Statutory Cap on Worker's Recovery of Noneconomic Damages 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a state law capping an injured worker’s recovery of noneconomic damages from a third-party tortfeasor was unconstitutional, since it deprived the worker of a substantial remedy for his paraplegia. ...Read More
 
 

Court Reverses Liability for Carrier That Canceled Coverage Prior to Worker's Injury 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier bears no liability for an injured worker’s comp claim, since it properly canceled coverage for the employer prior to the date of the worker’s injury. ...Read More
 
 

Commissioner Asks Carriers to Share Reform Savings, Wants Authority to Regulate Rates 11/02/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones went beyond restating his desire to see employers share in the savings generated by recent workers’ compensation reforms: He called on state lawmakers to give him the authority to reject excessive rates when announcing his decision to r...Read More
 
 

Centering Patients' Psychological State Key to Treating Pain Without Opioids 11/02/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SAN DIEGO — Doctors should use the U.S. opioid epidemic’s place at the center of the national conversation as an incentive to rethink the way they look at pain, starting with a focus on the patient’s emotional and psychological state, panelists said during the second day of...Read More
 
 

Court Publishes Ruling Allowing Convicted Fraudster to Collect Comp Benefits 11/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1038 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal has ordered publication of its decision from last month allowing a worker to collect benefits even though he had been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Court Strikes Down Law Immunizing Social Hosts From Liability for Drunken Guest's Actions 11/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals struck down a state law providing immunity to social hosts who provide alcohol to visibly intoxicated guests, reviving a worker’s tort action against her supervisor and employer for her injuries. ...Read More
 
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