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Hearing Scheduled on Pending NCCI Loss Cost Filing 08/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Alaska Division of Insurance has scheduled a Sept. 12 hearing to discuss a pending National Council on Compensation Insurance loss cost filing. ...Read More
 
 

High Court OKs Last-Minute Exclusivity Defense 07/31/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Nevada employers aren’t required to promptly raise exclusive remedy as a defense against negligence complaints and can assert the affirmative defense at any point in a case when doing so doesn’t prejudice an injured worker, the state’s high court ruled last week. ...Read More
 
 

Hospital Co-Founder Pleads Guilty in Forest Park Kickback Case 07/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Federal prosecutors have announced another guilty plea in the wide-ranging Texas hospital kickback scheme that led to the indictment of 21 people, including doctors, hospital officials and one well-known workers' compensation attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Set to Determine Competency of Attorney Indicted in Kickback Case 07/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1391 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge scheduled a hearing next month to determine whether attorney Lee Mathis is competent to stand trial on charges of paying kickbacks to providers who referred work comp patients to a medical company he created. ...Read More
 
 

Hand Amputation Brings $109K in Fines Against Manufacturer 07/17/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 48 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An industrial accident that cost a Georgia worker a portion of his hand will cost his employer $109,548 in penalties if sanctions proposed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are upheld. ...Read More
 
 

HuffPo: Conservative SCOTUS Nominee Tends to Side With Employers 07/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Republican President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has tended to side with employers in workplace disputes, according to the Huffington P...Read More
 
 
He Kept On Trucking for Five Years, All The While Collecting Benefits 07/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio judge ordered a claimant to pay more than $78,000 for continuing to collect workers' compensation benefits while working as a truck driver. Walter Lee, 54, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, was sentenced to five years' probation and a 14-day suspended jail term. Lee pleaded guilty in ...Read More
 
 

Homeowners Had No Liability to Injured Independent Contractor 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled the owners of a residential property were entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim for a fall from the roof of their home. ...Read More
 
 

Higher Max on Wage Benefits Starts July 14 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Workers injured after July 14 will see higher maximum weekly indemnity benefits, thanks to House Bill 2, the much-debated law that brought major changes to Kentucky's workers' compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Amended Protz Fix After Governor Agrees to Compromise 06/25/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
A new version of a bill to restore impairment rating evaluations in Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system cleared the state House of Representatives on Friday after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf agreed to a compromise with Republican lawmakers. ...Read More
 
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