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Circuit Court to Government Worker: FECA Claims System Is Your Due Process 01/08/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 181 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A former U.S. State Department employee who sued for lack of due process after years of wrangling with federal workers’ compensation would have been better off staying within the system, because the federal courts don't have jurisdiction over issues that arise during the claim...Read More

Comp Fund for State Workers Depleted, Audit Shows 01/08/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ compensation fund that covers more than 122,000 Georgia state employees has run deficits in seven of the past 10 years and tapped out its reserves, a new audit shows. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Requirements for Position to Be 'Open and Available' to Injured Worker 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker’s weekly benefits were subject to modification to reflect his earning potential from two jobs identified by his employer’s vocational expert. ...Read More

Court Made Right Call in Classifying Cinder Blocks as Falling Objects, Appellate Court Says 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court affirmed the Supreme Court of New York County's decision to classify falling cinder blocks as falling objects for the purposes of Labor Law § 240(1), rejecting an employer's argument that the term should apply only to objects that workers can be protec...Read More
Comp Basics Are Subject of Upcoming Seminar 01/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a free training seminar, “Workers’ Compensation 101,” for health care providers and staff on Jan. 31 in Austin. The seminar will cover how to identify a workers’ compensation patient and verify coverage; utiliza...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of PPD for Worker With Prior Finding of No Continuing Disability 01/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board did not abuse its discretion in declining a worker’s request for permanent partial disability benefits, since the board had already found that the disability had come to an end. ...Read More

Committee Holding Information Meeting on PDMP, Opioid Abuse 01/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Business and Professions Committee of the California state Senate is holding an informational hearing in February to discuss ways to improve the prescription drug monitoring program to better track opioid prescriptions. ...Read More

County Extends Care-Management Contract for Terrorist Attack Victims 01/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has extended through Dec. 18 an agreement with a company that helps county workers injured in the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack navigate the workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

Court Dodges Constitutional Challenge to Statutory Cutoff for Medical Benefits 01/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker was entitled to ongoing medical benefits more than five years after his injury because he established that he was permanently and totally disabled. ...Read More

Court Upholds Construction Co.'s Tax Liability for Employees it Denied Having 01/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a construction company was liable for back taxes to the City of Philadelphia for payroll over a nine-year period, since substantial evidence did not support its claim that it had no employees in the city during that time. ...Read More
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