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SCIF Holding Fall-Protection Seminars 01/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund is holding a series of fall-protection seminars throughout the state in March. The sessions ...Read More

SAIF Data Breach the Latest in Array of Comp Incidents 01/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon's SAIF Corp. exposed names and Social Security numbers of 1,751 employees from six of the carrier's policyholders to an unauthorized third party in the latest data breach to hit the workers' compensation industry. ...Read More

Swift Currie Names Six Partners in Atlanta 01/05/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP has elected six workers’ compensation attorneys to partnership, effective Jan. 1, including several whose focus is workers’ compensation defense. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds VSSR Award to Family of Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse 01/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a construction company was liable for an enhanced award of benefits to the family of worker who was killed in a trench collapse, as there was evidence that the accident was caused by the employer’s violation of specific safety rules. ...Read More

Security Guard's Entitlement to Benefits Revoked After Challenging Care Denials 01/04/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman who was injured while working as a security guard on a flight that deported undocumented immigrants had her workers' compensation benefits revoked after an appellate court upheld a workers' compensation judge's decision that she was not entitled. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses VSSR Award, Finding Employee to Blame for Accident 01/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court overturned a worker’s enhanced award of benefits for the loss of a hand in a conveyor belt accident, finding that his employer had complied with safety regulations and that the accident was caused by the worker’s own conduct. ...Read More

State Sen. Resigns to Head Up Comp Division 01/02/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sen. Frank Lasee Wisconsin state Sen. Fra...Read More

Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Request to Expand Claim 12/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits for a back injury, and that she was not entitled to expand her claim to include the degenerative conditions affecting her spine. ...Read More

Senator Proposes Increasing Dependent Benefit Amount 12/29/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Utah state Sen. Karen Mayne introduced legislation that would increase indemnity benefits paid to dependents of an injured worker. ...Read More

Senate Holding DLIR Informational Hearing in January 12/29/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Before the 2018 legislative session begins in earnest, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will update lawmakers on happenings within the agency that oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system and enforces workplace safety standards. ...Read More
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