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First Responder PTSD Bill Sparks Tiff Between State's CFO, League of Cities 02/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Florida League of Cities on Monday withdrew its opposition to legislation that would provide wage-replacement benefits to first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, even if the PTSD is not accompanied by a physical injury. ...Read More

Former Pro Athlete's AWW Included Compensation Per Game, Plus Value of Meals and Lodging 02/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a former professional indoor football player based on his earnings per game played, plus his meals and lodging. ...Read More

Fall Hazards Lead to $281K in Fines for Roofing Contractor 02/27/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0
A roofing contractor based in Palatine, Illinois, is facing $281,286 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly endangering workers at residential projects in the Chicago area. ...Read More

Former Councilman, Motel Owner Sentenced to 364 Days in Jail 02/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A former city councilman in Red Bluff who pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and other felonies relating to a hotel he owned in the Northern California city was sentenced to just under one year in jail, the ...Read More

Fraud-Fighting Bill Estimated to Cost $1.2M Annually 02/23/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A bill in the Iowa legislature that would give employers control of medical care and mandate a state workers’ compensation fraud enforcement unit would cost more than $1 million annually, with most of the money coming from penalty revenue and not general tax revenues, according to an analys...Read More

Fatal Injury Brings $195k in OSHA Fines Against Manufacturer 02/22/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Federal inspectors are proposing penalties of $195,144 against an Alabama plastics manufacturer for safety violations they say they discovered after the death of an employee who was pulled into a plastics recycling machine. ...Read More

Fox Seeks Fix for Private Attorneys General Act 02/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 875 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Joel Fox, editor and co-publisher of the Fox and Hounds website, on Wednesday said California’s Private Attorneys General Act is causing problems for state employers that are reminiscent of the early 2000s when workers’ compensation costs were skyrocketing. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Bill Doomed Despite Public Hearing, Key Staffer Says 02/13/2018
State: WI | Segment: Top | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
A bill that would mandate adoption of a medical fee schedule in Wisconsin will die in a Senate committee even though the panel will take it up during a public hearing Wednesday, a senior legislative staff member said Monday. ...Read More
Fall-Protection, Confined-Space Violations Lead to Fines for Manufacturer 02/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A manufacturer is facing proposed federal penalties of $256,088 for alleged failure to install a fall protection system at a facility in Dalton, Georgia. First Source Worldwide LLC was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Feb. 1. The company has 15 business d...Read More

Former Work Comp Law Clerk Among Those Promoted at Wood Smith Henning & Berman 02/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A former law clerk with the Oakland Raiders has been promoted to senior counsel at the Los Angeles-based national law firm Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman. ...Read More
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