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Employer Rebutted Presumption of 100% Industrial Loss 08/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer successfully rebutted the presumption that a worker who was unable to return to his old job had suffered a 100% industrial loss of use of his injured arm. ...Read More

Employer Must Pay Promissory Note for Unpaid EquityComp Premiums 08/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: Top | 193 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
A federal trail court judge last week ruled that a New Jersey staffing company has to cough up $166,202.65 in past-due workers’ compensation premiums to Applied Underwriters Inc. ...Read More

Employer Didn't Discriminate Against Worker by Firing Her for Refusing to Complete Assignment 08/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an employer did not discriminate or retaliate against an injured meter reader by firing her for refusing to complete her assigned route. ...Read More

Employer Can't Use Agreement With Worker to Avoid Process for Resolving Fee Disputes 08/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer cannot avoid the procedures for challenging a provider’s invoice by entering an agreement that purports to relieve the employer of liability. ...Read More

Employer Can't Reduce Benefits for Construction Worker Who Forgot to Wear Safety Harness 08/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to reduce a construction worker’s award of benefits for injuries from a fall simply because he forgot to put his harness on after a restroom break. ...Read More

Employer's Fault for Accident Can't Be Adjudicated After Carrier Asserts Lien 08/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker’s family was not entitled to a trial to determine the amount of blame that should have been laid on the shoulders of the worker’s employer for contributing to the circumstances that led to the man's death. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Did Not Shield Client of Temp Agency From Suit 08/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act did not shield a company that had hired a temporary employment service provider from potential liability to the provider’s injured employee. ...Read More

Eight Contractors Busted in Sting Operation for Not Having WC Insurance 07/30/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Eight southwest Florida contractors were arrested this week as part of a sting operation targeting employers who don't carry workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More

Employer Can't Shift Liability for Worker's Deliberate Intention Claim Onto Comp Carrier 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court last week ruled that an employer is on the hook for a $400,000 award of damages to an employee on his intentional tort claim. ...Read More

Employers' Profit Jumps 71% in Q2 07/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Employers Holdings Inc. has reported net income of $42.5 million for the second quarter, a 71% increase from net income of $24.8 million in the secon...Read More
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