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Man Fights State Exemption of Comp for Ag Workers 10/11/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Most states provide that workers' compensation coverage is not required for all agricultural workers. But only in New Mexico has such an exclusion been overturned as unconstitutional. ...Read More

Medata Opens Office in Henderson 10/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 255 min read
Medical cost-containment company Medata opened a new office in Henderson, Nevada, after running out of room to add new staff to its office in California. ...Read More

MarketScout: Work Comp Rates Fall Again in Q3 10/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 101 min read
Rates for many commercial lines of insurance were up in the third quarter, according to the latest MarketScout Barometer survey, but workers’ comp rates continued a downward trajectory, with a 3% decrease. ...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $107K for Repeat Violations 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio plastics manufacturer faces $107,168 in penalties after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company exposed employees to amputation and struck-by hazards at its plant in Carey. ...Read More

MEMIC Paying Record $22M in Dividends 10/03/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 213 min read
Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it will pay a record $22 million in dividends to 17,000 employers. MEMIC’s bo...Read More

Multiplier Applies to PPD Award for Worker Who Voluntarily Retired 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
A divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a worker who retires for reasons not solely related to a prior compensable injury is entitled to application of a two-multiplier to an award of permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Meat Packing Plant Cited After Worker Caught in Machine 10/01/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
A meat packing company in Green Bay faces proposed federal penalties of $221,726 after a worker was caught in a machine and seriously injured. JBS ...Read More

Merger to Make Genex Subsidiary of Mitchell International 09/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
Technology provider Mitchell International and case-management provider Genex Services announced Thursday that they have reached a definitive merger agreement under which Genex will become a subsidiary of San Diego-based Mitchell. ...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $225K After Worker Killed by Machinery 09/27/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $225,046 in penalties against a Colorado manufacturer for machine safety hazards after an employee was killed while working on a forging machine.  ...Read More

Mail Carrier Dies From Overheating After Return From Comp Injury 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A 63-year-old U.S. Postal Service carrier who was found unconscious in her truck on the first day back to work after an injury died from hyperthermia, according to a report by the ...Read More
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