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Employer Had Duty to Protect Worker's Family From Asbestos Exposure 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer has a duty to protect its employees' family members from potential exposure to asbestos fibers that the employee may carry home on his work clothes. ...Read More
 
 

Electrocution Leads to Proposed $331K Fine 10/15/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Pennsylvania contractor is facing proposed federal penalties of $331,101 after a worker was electrocuted at a Johnstown job site. Insight ...Read More
 
 

Erie Insurance Appoints Sean Dugan as Corporate HR Officer 10/12/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Erie Insurance has named veteran Sean Dugan as its vice president and corporate human resources officer, effective Oct. 25. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Employees Charge Retaliation Over Shooting Range Comp Claims 10/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 317 min read
Six employees of a Philadelphia shooting range have filed a lawsuit, alleging that they were fired after they filed workers' compensation claims over respiratory injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Expert Opinions Properly Excluded Due to Truck Driver's Failure to Disclose Witnesses 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that a truck driver’s failure to name his expert witnesses was fatal to his ability to prove causation for injuries from a fall. ...Read More
 
 

Employer That Disciplined Workers for Injuries Ordered to Pay $100K 10/09/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A federal district judge upheld a $100,000 award to a Wisconsin employee who was fired for committing an “unsafe act” after reporting that he had twisted his ankle, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More
 
 

Effective Date for E-Billing Rules Postponed to July 1 10/09/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has delayed the effective date for proposed electronic billing regulations and made several revisions after hearing public comments. ...Read More
 
 

Experts Say More Work Needed to Control Opioids 10/04/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Workers’ compensation programs have dramatically reduced the amount of opioids used by injured workers, but more remains to be done to treat the addicts who were created when controls were lax, and to educate physicians and patients to prevent new ad...Read More
 
 

Environmental Hazards Put Health Care Workers at Risk, Chubb Says 10/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A variety of environmental exposures at health care facilities, from mold to infectious diseases to hazardous waste, may put workers and patients at risk, according to a new white paper from Chubb. ...Read More
 
 

Equitable Principles Did Not Bar County From Denying Employment Relationship With Investigator 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a county commission was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an investigator’s occupational disease claim on the basis that he was not a county employee. ...Read More
 
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