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High Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Off-Site Accident 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
New York’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law claims based on injuries he sustained while fabricating steel rebar for a construction project in Manhattan, even though he fell while at a temporary work facility in another area. ...Read More

House Approves Amended Bill Exempting Amateur Athletes From Comp 02/21/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Athletes meeting U.S. Olympic Committee or Canadian Olympic Committee criteria to qualify as amateurs would be exempt from workers’ compensation coverage and other labor law protections, under a bill the Oregon House of Representatives passed Tuesday. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Create Penalties for Employers That Interfere With Claims 02/20/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with an employee’s ability to file a workers’ compensation claim or retaliate against those who file claims. ...Read More
High Court Upholds Right To Penalize Unsafe Employers Under Unfair Competition Law 02/12/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 829 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
In a landmark decision in the work-safety arena, the California Supreme Court has upheld the right of prosecutors to seek civil penalties under unfair competition statutes against employers who violate work-safety statutes. The high court’s decision in ...Read More
Henderson Office Taking Over Requests for PD Raters 02/05/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section gave notice Friday that it is changing the way it handles D-35 forms, which are used to request a rotating rating physician or chiropractor, beginning Feb. 12. As of that date, D-35 forms from attorneys must be accompanied by a written and si...Read More

House Passes Bill to Modify Coverage Responsibility for Work Experience Students 02/05/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 189 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Institutes of higher education in Idaho would not be required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for work experience students who are covered by an employer’s policy, under a bill the state House of Representatives unanimously approved. ...Read More

House Insurance Committee to Hold Hearing Today on Premium Bill 02/01/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Kansas House of Representatives’ Committee on Insurance plans to hold a hearing today on a bill that sets guidelines for what happens to an employer’s premium when an employee is involved in a car crash. ...Read More

House Passes Tiered Rating Cleanup Bill, Approves Amendments to LLC Coverage Measure 01/31/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would clarify that workers’ compensation carriers are prohibited from applying a deviation and a scheduled rating to the same insured risk. ...Read More

Howlin, Huth Promoted at Rising MS 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Two members of Rising Medical Solutions’ executive team have been promoted. ...Read More

High Court Split on Whether Worker's Fall Was Idiopathic or Unexplained 01/30/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 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
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