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Workers' Compensation News


Court Rejects Staffing Company's Indemnification Claim Against Injured Worker's Employer 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a staffing agency was not entitled to indemnification from a client company for the settlement it paid after one of its workers caused injury to the client’s employee. ...Read More

Court Revives Family's Negligent Hiring Claim Against Owner of Property Where Worker Died 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the family of an oil rig worker did not have a viable premises liability claim against a property owner where the worker was killed, but it said the family’s claim against the property owner for negligently hiring the drilling company could proceed. ...Read More

CHSWC to Meet Oct. 19 10/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation will hear an update on medical issues at the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and findings from a study of qualified medical evaluator trends, during an Oct. 19 meeting in Oakland. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker Rendered Quadriplegic in Construction Accident 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who was rendered quadriplegic while working to restore a historical building on private property. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Worker Despite Issues With Functional Capacity Evaluations 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentrall
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award to an injured delivery driver despite his failure to timely disclose the results of his latest functional capacity evaluation to his employer, and his prior invalid FCE assessment. ...Read More

Chris Swensen Is P&C Practice Leader at USI 10/05/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
USI Insurance Services, a brokerage and consulting firm, has named Chris Swensen as property and casualty practice leader for its Salt Lake City office. ...Read More

Court-Reporting Firms Selected for All Workers' Compensation Courts 10/05/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Three court-reporting services have been named to staff all courts in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Chief Judge of C...Read More

CAAA Says Revised Formulary Rules Could Allow Abrupt Termination of Prescriptions 10/04/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 827 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is warning that the language of proposed formulary rules could lead to the abrupt termination of drug therapies when they take effect at the start of next year.  ...Read More

Cost Impact of Specialty Drugs Being Increasingly Felt 10/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even as the workers’ comp industry is gaining better control over the costs of compounded medications and opioids, a new concern is emerging: High-priced specialty drugs that account for a small but growing percentage of prescriptions and a greater share of costs. ...Read More

Court Rejects Claim by Worker Allegedly Injured by Catching Buckets 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim for an alleged injury from injury catching buckets of epoxy dropped by coworkers over the course of several weeks. ...Read More
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