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Workers' Compensation News


Officer With PTSD Sues St. Louis-Area PD for Firing Him, Denying Benefits 05/03/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 901 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former St. Louis-area police officer's disability discrimination lawsuit against his former employer goes to trial this week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. ...Read More

Old Republic's Net Income Dips in Q1 04/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has reported net income of $113 million for the first quarter of this year, an 8.1% decrease from $123 million in the prior-year quarter. ...Read More

OSHA Appeals Case Addressing Scope of Poultry Plant Inspection 04/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Just how far-reaching a federal safety inspection may be following a workplace accident is the subject of a case that has made its way to the U.S. Court of Appeals. ...Read More

OSHA Slaps Drain Company With $1.4 Million Fine Following Deadly Trench Collapse 04/13/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations for 18 safety violations, and proposed fines of $1.47 million against a Massachusetts drain company following the deaths of two workers in a trench collapse. ...Read More

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Silica Standard for Construction 04/10/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced it will delay enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry while it conducts additional outreach to employers. ...Read More

Outcome of Arbitration for Heart and Lung Benefits Isn't Binding on WCJ 04/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 815 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Commonwealth Court is sticking to its prior determination that a workers' compensation judge is not bound to recognize a disability that served to secure an award of benefits for a prison guard trainee under the Heart and Lung Act. ...Read More

One-Month Grace Period Remains for Nonsubscribers to File Forms 03/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is offering a temporary grace period to employers that don’t provide workers’ compensation coverage but have failed to file two required reports. ...Read More

Opioid Task Force to Convene First Meeting 03/29/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will hold the first meeting of its Opioid Task Force on April 6. The commission formed the task force in F...Read More

Only Thing Between Firefighters and Cancer Payouts is Governor's Signature 03/29/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would award firefighters diagnosed with work-related cancers lump sum payments of up to $25,000 is awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature. ...Read More

Out to Catch Comp Fraudster, PI Finds Murderer Instead 03/28/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 1367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A private investigator working for a workers' compensation carrier captured video of a murder while looking for evidence that a worker was faking his claim last year, Newport News newspaper ...Read More
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