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Stakeholders Can Apply for Reimbursement From Second Injury Fund, Other Funds Online 11/13/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stakeholders who want to apply for reimbursement from the three funds operated by the Michigan workers' compensation system can now do so online. Michigan's Workers' Compensation Agency h...Read More

Supermarket Chain Will Contest OSHA Citations Totaling $506K 11/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City supermarket chain is facing $505,929 in proposed penalties after federal safety inspectors found blocked exit routes and other alleged hazards at three locations. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Police Officer's Claim for Shoulder Injury 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the denial of a police officer’s claim for benefits for two alleged incidents resulting in injury to his shoulder.   ...Read More

Split Court Upholds Dismissal of Claim for PTD Benefits 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Louisiana appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding he had failed to prove a worsening in his condition that left him unemployable. ...Read More

Settlement Announced in Case Finding Comp Act Unconstitutional 11/10/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The case that prompted a circuit court judge to declare caps on weekly payments for permanent partial disability and attorney fees were unconstitutional was settled Wednesday, according to a report on the Alabama Media Group’s website ...Read More

State Requests $25,000 for Cost of Complying With Lien Stay Injunction 11/09/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
If a judge insists that the California Division of Workers' Compensation needs to provide better notice before blocking efforts to collect on liens it says are affiliated with criminally charged providers, then they should pay for the $25,000 cost of posting that notice, lawyer...Read More

Study: Opioids, Non-Opioids Provide Equal Pain Relief in ER 11/09/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As recognition grows that taking opioids for even a few days may lead to long-term use, a new study has found that a combination of two non-opioid drugs was as effective as opioids for treating arm or leg pain in emergency room patients. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Drill Operator 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a drill operator failed to establish a compensable back injury, finding that the evidence supported a conclusion that his problems were caused by a pre-existing condition. ...Read More

State Work Safety Agency Fines Tree Trimmer $100K After Electrocution 11/09/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Virginia's work safety agency has fined a Chesapeake tree-trimming company $100,270 after a worker was electrocuted while working near power lines. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds PTD Award for Assembly Line Worker 11/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits for an assembly line worker’s neck injury, finding she had timely moved to reopen her claim after her condition worsened. ...Read More
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