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Electrocution Brings $201K in Fines Against Masonry Contractor 10/25/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pittsburgh masonry company may have to pay $201,354 in penalties to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations that led to the electrocution of a 21-year-old laborer during a restoration project.  ...Read More

Employer Can Hale Auto Liability Carrier Into Court to Answer for Subrogation Claim 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Delaware court ruled that the state could exercise jurisdiction over an automotive liability insurance carrier as a defendant to an employer’s claim for payment of its subrogation lien. ...Read More

Exoskeletons Poised for Wider Use by Injured Workers 10/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 826 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The use of exoskeletons to treat injured workers is catching on slowly, but medical application of the devices could get a boost as they are used more frequently for improving productivity in the workplace, one expert said. ...Read More

Epic Opens Office in Pittsburgh 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has opened an office in Pittsburgh.  ...Read More

Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1065 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Employers Can Terminate Benefits at Return to Baseline, Though 'Baseline's' Meaning Debatable 10/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that an employer could terminate benefits to a worker who had aggravated his pre-existing conditions after healing to a point comparable to his condition before the workplace injury.  ...Read More

Estate Can Proceed With Wrongful Death Claim for Worker's Overdose 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s estate can pursue a wrongful death claim against a property owner whose alleged Labor Law violation resulted in injuries that led to the worker's fatal overdose. ...Read More

Employer's Procedural Flub Forfeited Challenge to Worker's Award 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer’s failure to include the appropriate cover sheet for an appeal resulted in the forfeiture of its challenge to an award to an injured police officer. ...Read More

Employee Can Sue Company in Tort for Injuries From Workplace Explosion 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an injured worker presented sufficient evidence of intentional tortious conduct by his employer to proceed with a civil action against the company for his injuries from an explosion. ...Read More

Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules 10/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello is on a mission to prove his de facto dismissal from the bench was made in error. ...Read More
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