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Evidence of Worker's Misstep Wasn't Enough to Defeat Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 06/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a makeshift ladder, even though a witness said the fall had been caused by a misstep. ...Read More

Engineer Struck by Airborne Street Sign Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an engineer who was struck by an airborne street sign was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

Epic Appoints Brian Chu VP in Los Angeles 06/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced Monday the appointment of Brian Chu to vice president of its Southern California operations. ...Read More

Employer Couldn't Re-Litigate Worker's Need for Treatment 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
A three-judge panel of the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer could not contest the causal relationship between a worker’s compensable injury and the conditions for which the Department of Labor had approved medical care. ...Read More

Eight Plead Guilty to WC Fraud 06/19/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Eight Ohio residents, including a bus driver who was working two jobs while collecting benefits, pleaded guilty or no contest in recent weeks to defrauding the state-run workers' compensation system, authorities announced. ...Read More

Employer Can't Compel IME With Psychiatrist Before Provision of Treatment 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker could not be compelled to attend an independent medical evaluation with a psychiatrist prior to receiving any treatment for a mental health condition. ...Read More

Employer Had Immunity for Civil Claim for Worker's Death, But Co-Employee Doesn't 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that the family of a construction worker could not proceed with a tort claim against his employer for a fatal accident, but the court revived the family’s claim against a co-employee. ...Read More

Employer's Waiver of 'Kotecki' Defense Doesn't Waive Comp Lien 06/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer’s waiver of its affirmative defense to limit its liability for an injury sustained by an employee did not also constitute a waiver of its statutory workers’ compensation lien. ...Read More

Electronic-Prescribing Mandates Rapidly Multiplying 06/12/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
By 2020, at least 10 states will require electronic prescribing of opioids, and in some cases other drugs, in a strategy aimed at curbing opioid misuse that could also have benefits for workers’ comp. ...Read More

Employer Can't Recover Benefits Paid to Worker Through Indemnity Agreement 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Hawaii Supreme Court last week unanimously ruled that an employer cannot recover workers' compensation payments under a contractual indemnification provision with a third-party tortfeasor that causes injury to its own employee. ...Read More
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