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High Court Split on Whether Worker's Fall Was Idiopathic or Unexplained 01/30/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Even though there was no definitive evidence that Gale Askins’ irregular heartbeat caused her on-the-job fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed an administrative law judge’s decision to deny her benefits because her medical history supported the notion that the fall and arrhythmia ...Read More
 
 

Hotel Owner Fined for Use of Untrained Workers to Remove Asbestos 01/26/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A Seattle hotel owner faces $355,000 in fines for using untrained workers to remove asbestos and not informing them about the hazardous materials they were handling, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries ...Read More
 
 

High Court Approves Change to Work Comp Court's Rules of Procedure 01/24/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Nebraska's high court has signed off on changes to a rule governing the procedures for filing workers' compensation appeals. The Supreme Cou...Read More
 
 

High Court: No Reimbursement to Employers for Overturned Attorney Fee Awards 01/19/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 197 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
Three years after Howard Parker’s death at the age of 88, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled a nine-year dispute between his attorney and employer o...Read More
 
 
Heyl Royster Names Kevin Luther Managing Partner of Rockford Office 01/19/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0
The Midwestern corporate law firm of Heyl Royster, which represents insurance carriers, health care companies, universities, businesses and other large institutions, has named Kevin Luther the managing partner of its Rockford, Illinois, office, ...Read More
 
 

House Votes to Cap Claimants' Attorney Fees at $150 an Hour 01/15/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 491 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
On their fourth day of the 2018 legislative session, members of Florida's House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass a bill that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour even though a 9.5% rate decrease went into effect 11 days earlier. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Presumption Bill for Hanford Workers 01/12/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
Washington state lawmakers have revived a bill that would create an occupational disease presumption for workers at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford nuclear site. ...Read More
 
 

Hurricane Harvey Restrictions Lifted on Wednesday 01/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has lifted a bulletin on deadlines and procedures for insurance carriers in response to Hurricane Harvey. Starting Wednesday, all deadlines and procedures will go into effect. ...Read More
 
 

Hanford Presumption Proposal Returns in 2018 01/08/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers in Washington state will take another a run at creating a presumption that certain diseases are compensable injuries for workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year. ...Read More
 
 

High Court to Consider Classification of Newspaper Carriers 01/05/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Massachusetts' high court is set to decide whether newspaper carriers are employees or independent contractors, a decision that will determine their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits, ...Read More
 
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