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Exclusive Remedy Shielded Construction Manager From Civil Suit 01/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that Pennsylvania workers' compensation law barred an injured worker from pursuing a negligence claims against a project manager, as a matter of law. ...Read More

Employers' Reform Proposals in Play for 2018 Session 01/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
An employer-backed bill proposing changes to subrogation rules, claim acceptance authority, occupational disease standards, the minimum age to settle a claim and how courts in Washington should construe the state’s workers’ compensation laws was carried over to the 2018 legislative se...Read More

Employer Found Liable for Additional Premium 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was liable for the payment of additional premiums to its insurance carrier because its workers’ compensation policy was subject to a loss-sensitive rate plan. ...Read More

Employer Advocates Say Advisory Council Stacked in Favor of Labor 01/16/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
An outgoing legislator who used to run the state Office of Workers’ Compensation, a current lawmaker, a defense attorney and an insurer group all say the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council has become too partisan and is stacked against employers. ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Raise Argument Before Board Forfeited Issue on Appeal 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer forfeited its argument that ulnar neuritis and cubital tunnel syndrome are the same condition by failing to raise the argument before the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Elder Drobot Ordered to Forfeit $10M in Personal Assets 01/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 972 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton ordered Michael D. Drobot to forfeit $10 million in personal assets at a hearing Wednesday afternoon.  ...Read More
El Paso Seminar Rescheduled for Health Care Providers 01/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the El Paso Small Business Development Center have rescheduled a seminar for health care providers and staff. Instead of Feb. 8, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at El Paso Community College, ASC Auditorium, 9050 Viscount...Read More

Exclusivity Shielded Employer From Civil Liability 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that workers’ compensation exclusivity shielded an employer for civil liability for an employee’s car accident, even though the employee was unable to secure an award of benefits for her injuries under the workers’ compensation law of another ...Read More

Employer Can Benefit From Discounted Rate Negotiated by Worker's Private Insurance Carrier 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer’s liability for an injured worker’s medical benefits is limited to the amount actually paid to the treatment providers, even if they were paid at a discounted rate negotiated by the worker’s personal health insurance carri...Read More

EDI Implementation Delayed Eight Months to Allow for IAIABC Release 3.1 01/11/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted emergency rules to delay by eight months the implementation of an electronic data interchange (EDI) system. ...Read More
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