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Employee's Crushed Arm Brings $213K in OSHA Penalties 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An industrial accident that crushed an employee's arm brought $213,411 in penalties against an Ohio manufacturer, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More

Everest Promotes Karmilowicz, Sandler to Segment President Positions 10/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 159 min read
Everest Insurance has promoted Mike Karmilowicz to president of Everest Specialty Underwriters, and Dave Sandler to president of the Risk Management Group. ...Read More

Employer Can't Force Injured Worker to Arbitrate Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that an employer could not compel arbitration of an injured worker’s discrimination and retaliation claims, since there was no enforceable agreement to arbitrate. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Bars Civil Suit for Allegedly Wrongful Delay in Treatment 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 856 | 8 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A federal trial court judge last week issued a tentative decision to dismiss a family’s second effort at suing a workers’ compensation insurance carrier and claims adjuster for wrongfully delaying treatment to an injured worker, resulting in her death. ...Read More

Educational Conference Scheduled for Nov. 16 09/25/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents announced that registration has opened for the 10th Annual Workers’ Compensation Law Conference, to be held in Boston on Nov. 16. ...Read More

Effort to Oust WC Director Could Top $4 Million in Legal Fees and Damages 09/25/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
An effort by the governor to remove the former Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner from office has cost taxpayers $1 million in legal fees and could top $4 million in fees and damages before the fight is over. ...Read More

Evidence of AMA Impairment Rating Can Be Introduced in Non-Comp Cases 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that evidence of a person’s whole person impairment rating percentage is relevant even in a non-workers’ compensation personal injury case. ...Read More

Ethics Board Clears Governor for Accepting Sedgwick Flights 09/24/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board on Thursday cleared Gov. Kim Reynolds of any wrongdoing after she accepted trips on a private jet owned by a top official with claims-management company Sedgwick. ...Read More

Employer Owed No Duty to Provide Medical Care to Worker Who Suffered Stroke 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with a negligence claim against his employer for failing to provide medical assistance after he suffered a stroke at work. ...Read More

Employer Must Indemnify Contractor for $108 Million Paid to Settle Suits 09/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
A unanimous Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that an employer was not shielded from an obligation to indemnify a contractor for the $108.9 million the contractor had paid to settle lawsuits after a fatal explosion. ...Read More
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