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CompPharma Survey Shows WC Drug Costs Continue to Drop 07/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
Workers' compensation prescription drug costs dropped almost 10% last year and the trend is likely to continue, according to an annual survey of 29 insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Permanent Impairment of Leg as Untimely 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was time-barred from seeking compensation for a permanent impairment to her leg that allegedly resulted from an industrial back injury. ...Read More

Court Affirms Judgement for Employer on Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured employee failed to prove that his employer had fired him in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
Cargo Company Cited for Fatal Forklift Accident 07/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 222 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined SSA Pacific Inc. $205,235 for willful and serious safety violations uncovered during an investigation into a Jan. 9 fatal forklift accident at the Port of San Diego. A longshoreman was driving a forklift to a transit shed Jan...Read More
Court Says Comp Board Lacked Jurisdiction to Overturn Worker's Award of TTD 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not overturn an award of temporary total disability benefits as being unsupported by the record evidence since none of the parties had contested the award during the proceedings before the administrative law judge....Read More
Carrier Can't Pursue Payment of Lien from 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier could not state a viable claim against a third-party tortfeasor to recover the benefits it had paid to an injured worker after the worker settled her claim against the tortfeasor. Case: State ex rel. ...Read More
Cost-of-Living Adjustment to Rise Slightly Starting in January 07/11/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Injured workers in Maryland will see a 1.29% increase in indemnity benefits starting Jan. 1, thanks to the annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Workers' Compensation Commission announced this week. ...Read More
Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Law School on Worker's Labor Law Claim 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a law school was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a construction worker’s Labor Law claim based on a trip-and-fall accident. Case: Vita v. New York Law School, No. 2015-07603, 07/04/2018, published. Facts: Michael Vita wo...Read More
Contractor May be Too Sick to Face Trial for the Killing of a Worker Who Filed Claim 07/11/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Louisiana contractor accused of killing a worker who filed a compensation claim against him years ago is now too sick with cancer to stand trial, his attorney said. A grand jury indicted Tommy Francise in 2016 for the murder of two workers, one killed in 1991, and the other in 2002, the...Read More
Contract with State Required Employer to Provide Indemnification 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the terms of an employer’s contract with a state agency required that the employer indemnify the state for any potential liability the state may have to an employee in his personal injury suit. Case: New York State Department of Transportation v...Read More
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