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OSHA Finds 14 Serious Violations at Sawmill Where Worker Was Killed 09/17/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
A sawmill in St. Joseph where a worker was fatally injured after falling into a machine is facing proposed federal penalties of $199,183. Ameri...Read More

One Call, Broadspire Partner on Chronic Wound Program 09/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
One Call, a provider of workers' compensation care management services, is partnering with third-party administrator Broadspire to develop a program to improve the healing of wounds in injured workers. ...Read More

Operators of Care Company Charged With Trafficking, Not Carrying Comp Insurance, Fraud 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Four family members failed to carry workers’ compensation insurance for the immigrant laborers they forced to work for their adult residential and child care company, according to California’s attorney general. ...Read More

Occupational Illnesses and Exposures Up Slightly, Report Shows 09/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
By one measure, work-related illnesses and exposures increased slightly in Connecticut in 2016, thanks in part to a rise in infectious disease and human-bite incidents. By another measure, the number of reported diseases was lower than in 2015, but the rate was still higher than in most other sta...Read More

Overhaul of Workers' Compensation Board Rules Effective Sept. 1 09/04/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Workers’ compensation practitioners in Maine return from the holiday weekend with an entirely new rule book. ...Read More

OSHA Proposing Maximum Fines Against Plant Where Employee Fell 08/30/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
An accident that seriously injured an employee who fell 30 feet at plant in Millport prompted more than $200,000 in proposed penalties against two companies, the U.S. Occupational Safety Administration said. ...Read More

Oil Well Owner Had No Liability to Contractor's Employee for Injuries 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an oil well owner was entitled to the dismissal of a tort claim by a contractor’s injured employee for injuries from an explosion. ...Read More

Opioids Found Frequently in Claims With Multiple Prescriptions, CWCI Reports 08/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
Injured workers who are taking five or more prescription drugs at a time are more likely to be older than 50, have a back injury or have a long-running claim compared to claimants who are taking fewer drugs, according to a new report from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More

Outdoor Ad Company Cited After Worker Burned by High-Voltage Line 08/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
An outdoor advertising company is facing $32,435 in proposed penalties for alleged safety violations after a worker suffered third-degree burns when a metal pole being used to install a billboard sign touched an overhead power line. ...Read More

Offset Must Be Based on Maximum Monthly Pension Benefit Available 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was entitled to an offset against an injured worker’s pension benefits based on the maximum monthly amount he could receive, as opposed to the net amount he actually was paid. ...Read More
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