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Ex-Labor & Industry Secretary Overseeing Federal Comp Program 10/11/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state’s former secretary of labor and industry has been named director of the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence of Injury Rejected as Non-Compensable Didn't Entitle Worker to Reopen Claim 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Arizona appellate court ruled that an injured hotel worker was not entitled to reopen her claim because she could not prove she was suffering from a new, additional or previously undiscovered condition. ...Read More
 
 
Epic Adds Broker Tim House in Fresno 10/09/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired Tim House as a property and casualty insurance broker and producer in the company’s office in Fresno, California. House will be responsible for new business development, and the design and management of insurance and risk management p...Read More
 
 
EDI Vendors Must Comply With New IAIABC Standards by Next Year 10/09/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
All electronic data interchange vendors must comply with the standards set forth in a recent manual released by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions by Oct. 1, 2018, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation has announced.  EDI vendor...Read More
 
 

Employer Can't Be Held Civilly Liable for Drunk Worker's Death After Holiday Party 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held civilly liable for a worker’s death from alcohol intoxication and positional asphyxia after he got drunk at a non-sanctioned holiday party. ...Read More
 
 

Employers to Receive Dividend Checks Totaling $21 Million 10/05/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The MEMIC Group will issue a record dividend of $21 million next month to 18,000 Maine employers who bought their workers’ compensation coverage from Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. ...Read More
 
 

Employer, Carrier Insolvency Leaves Guaranty Association on Hook for Black Lung Benefits 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Kentucky Insurance Guaranty Association will be liable for the payment of black lung benefits to a coal miner if his employer and his employer’s insurance carrier, have both gone insolvent. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Procedural Flub Divested IWCC of Jurisdiction to Issue Ruling in Its Favor 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer lost the ability to contest the compensability of a worker’s claim by appealing from an arbitrator’s decision that was subjected to recall and correction instead of appealing from the corrected decision. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Not Responsible for Diagnostic Tests 09/29/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that an employer could refuse authorization for a psychological diagnostic test because it had not accepted the psychological condition as part of the claim. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence in Worker's Case Didn't Warrant Issuance of Dual Causation Jury Instruction 09/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to have the jury issued an instruction on dual causation when there was no evidence that her injury had more than one proximate cause.  ...Read More
 
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