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Workers' Compensation News


Employer Gets Summary Judgment on Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 06/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to summary judgment on its motion to dismiss a worker’s claim that he had been fired in retaliation for pursuing comp benefits. ...Read More

Employer Qualifies as 3rd Party for Purposes of BWC Subrogation Claim 05/25/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court this week ruled that the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation can intervene in a worker’s intentional tort claim against his employer to assert its subrogation rights. ...Read More

Employer Gets Summary Judgment on 3rd Party Claims for Indemnification and Contribution 05/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer was entitled to summary judgment on a third-party claim for indemnification and contribution. ...Read More

Employers Holdings Adds Michael McColgan to Board of Directors 05/15/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 313 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Employers Holdings Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael J. McColgan to its board of directors, effective July 1. McColgan will join the b...Read More

Employers Want Medicare Fee Schedule, Labor Wants More Benefits 05/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Management representatives on Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation Advisory Council are proposing the adoption of a Medicare-based fee schedule for Wisconsin, one of seven states that do not regulate professional medical fees. ...Read More

Employer Cannot Apportion Liability for Worker's Pleural Plaque to Prior Employers 05/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 628 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not apportion liability for a worker’s pleural plaque in the absence of objective medical evidence that he had contracted his condition while working for prior employers. ...Read More
Ex-Roadmaster Sues Township On Grounds It Scuttled Comp Claim 05/09/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 650 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The former roadmaster for Ligonier Township in Pennsylvania has sued the municipality on the grounds that it intentionally shot down his efforts to receive workers' compensation benefits, reported. Timothy Komar worked for Ligonier Township's road crew for 2...Read More

Employer's Agreement to Expand Worker's Claim Triggered Excess Carrier's Coverage Obligation 05/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 673 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a self-insured employer’s agreement to expand the scope of an injured worker’s comp claim triggered the obligation of the employer’s excess liability carrier to provide coverage, as a matter of law. ...Read More

Emergency Rules Postpone EDI Update 05/04/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission adopted emergency rules that delay until November an electronic data interchange update that was slated for July 1. ...Read More

Employer Without 'Actual Knowledge' of Injury Didn't Lose Right to Choose Treating Doctor 05/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals last week ruled that an employer’s failure to provide prompt medical treatment for a worker’s neck injury did not forfeit its statutory right to select the worker’s treating doctor. ...Read More
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