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Employer Can Suspend Benefits to Worker Who Voluntarily Quit Light-Duty Job 08/31/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 433 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court upheld a judge’s order granting an employer a suspension of liability for the payment of benefits to a worker who had voluntarily quit a position within his medical restrictions. ...Read More

Exclusivity Didn't Bar Worker's Suit for Damages From Rape, Robbery by Colleague 08/31/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act did not bar a worker’s tort suit over the injuries she sustained during the course of a robbery and rape by a cook at the restaurant where both were employed. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy for Alleged Mishandling of Worker's Claim Lay With DWC 08/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker’s lawsuit against her employer and claims administrator for alleged misconduct in handling her workers’ compensation claim was subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Ex-Politician, Motel Owner's Trial on Work Comp Charges to Begin Nov. 30 08/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trial date has been set for a former Red Bluff City Council member accused of failing to pay $20,000 in city taxes or carry workers' compensation coverage for the America's Best Value Inn he owned. ...Read More

Employer Tip Leads to Arrest of Claimant for Alleged Double-Dipping 08/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio restaurant owner was ordered to reimburse the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $9,406 and serve three years' probation after his former employer reported that he was drawing benefits while earning income. ...Read More

Employer Can't Suspend Benefits to Injured Firefighter 08/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was not eligible to suspend an injured firefighter’s benefits, as he had not voluntarily left the workforce. ...Read More

Employer's Procedural Flub Results in Loss of Challenge to Claim 08/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer forfeited its challenge to the compensability of an employee’s foot injury by appealing from the wrong decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Ex-Cop With PTSD Sues City for Not Accommodating Disability 08/22/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 422 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former North Platte police officer has sued the city, saying it chose to fire him rather than accommodate his post-traumatic stress disorder, ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Bars Widow From Suing Over Helicopter Crash 08/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fresno widow cannot sue an employer over the helicopter crash that killed her husband in 2015, as her only legal remedy is seeking death benefits through the workers' compensation system, a Fresno County Superior Court judge has ruled. ...Read More

Experts See Big Comp Implications in Proposed Elimination of 'Reverse Offset' 08/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An obscure item in President Trump’s budget would potentially have a big impact for workers’ comp payers: A proposed elimination of the so-called reverse offset in benefits for those who are receiving both work comp and Social Security Disability. ...Read More
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