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House Finance Committee OKs Bill Allowing Chaperones at IMEs 04/10/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii's House Finance Committee has recommended the chamber pass a bill allowing employees to have a chaperone present during their employer-ordered medical examinations.  ...Read More
 
 

Hospital's Housekeeping Contractor Had No Liability for Nurse's Accident 04/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 580 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an allegedly injured nurse could not proceed with her tort claims against a hospital’s housekeeping management company, as a matter of law. ...Read More
 
 

House Panel Revising Bill That Would Cut Comp Costs by Nearly $200 Million a Year 04/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida House Commerce Committee today will hear a workers’ compensation reform bill that is projected to cut costs by at least 5%, or $182 million a year. ...Read More
 
 
Hearing Postponed for Man Accused of Cashing Checks Received Alongside Comp Benefits 04/06/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A preliminary hearing was postponed this week for a West Virginia sheriff's deputy accused of cashing paychecks mistakenly received alongside workers' compensation checks, The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown, Maryland, reported. Terrance S. Shetley, 50, was receiving workers&#...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bill Allowing Termination of Benefits for Fraud, Factual Mistakes 04/04/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana House of Representatives over the weekend passed a bill that would allow carriers to terminate benefits on claims they accepted either as a result of fraudulent statements or factual mistakes. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fall 03/31/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 932 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York's highest court on Thursday overturned a finding of liability under the Labor Law for a worker's fall on an exterior staircase. ...Read More
 
 

House Labor Committee Endorses Measures to Produce Comp System Reports 03/30/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii House Committee on Labor and Public Employment has recommended that the chamber pass two measures that would produce reports on issues affecting the workers' compensation system.  ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bill Expanding Coverage for Mental Impairment 03/28/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would allow injured workers to be compensated for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by their job responsibilities. ...Read More
 
 

House Votes to Increase Comp Burial Expenses From $2,500 to $7,500 03/27/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
South Carolina's House of Representatives has voted to increase the amount of burial expenses payable under workers' compensation to $7,500. ...Read More
 
 

High Rate of Fatal Brain Injuries Found Among Older Construction Workers 03/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employees aged 65 and older had the highest rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries among all construction workers, with 7.9 deaths per 100,000, according to a new report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. ...Read More
 
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