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SWAT Officer Can Proceed With Tort Claim Against Colleague for Training Injuries 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an SWAT officer can proceed with his tort claim against a colleague for injuries from being struck in the head with a submachine gun during a training exercise. ...Read More

Self-Insured Employer Gets Full Reimbursement for Wages Paid to Deputy 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a self-insured sheriff’s department was entitled to reimbursement for the full amount of wages it had paid to an injured deputy during his period of disability. ...Read More

Senators Call on Labor Dept. to Make Nuclear Compensation Program More Accessible 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A group of senators are calling for the Secretary of Labor to simplify the process of navigating the federal workers' compensation program for nuclear workers. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Compensability of Psyche Injuries 09/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously overturned an award of benefits to a municipal worker for her psychological injuries from witnessing horrific accidents on the state’s highways, saying she needed to prove her distress was “extraordinary and unusual” as compared to other si...Read More
State Revises Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage Form 09/11/2017
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has revised the form that providers use to disclose the cost of non-covered services.  The form, called the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) form, has been reformatted and expanded. Its new section allows providers ...Read More

Senate Approves Measure Requiring Small-Business Director for SCIF 09/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 649 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Senate approved a bill that would require the governor to appoint a small-business owner to the board of directors for State Compensation Insurance Fund, sending the measure back to the Assembly for concurrence in recent amendments. ...Read More

State Sets Residual Market Premium Rates, Effective Nov. 1 09/07/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In the wake of the National Council on Compensation Insurance's recommendation of a 10.3% decrease in loss costs for West Virginia, the state has rolled out a list of assigned risk rates by class. ...Read More

State Fund, Electronic Waveform Lab Reach Tentative Settlement Agreement 09/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 882 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Electronic Waveform Lab has reached a tentative settlement agreement with State Compensation Insurance Fund over allegations that the carrier and its utilization review vendor conspired to deny authorization for H-Wave devices. ...Read More

Supreme Court Undecided on Whether CT Claims Are Diseases, Illnesses 09/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah's Supreme Court justices could not decide whether a worker's condition — linked to cumulative trauma — should be classified as an occupational disease or an accidental injury, in an opinion released last week. ...Read More

Sewer Company Fined $184K After Worker's Death 09/06/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Minnesota sewer company is facing $184,100 in fines following the death of a worker who became entangled in sewer lining equipment. Visu-Sewer Inc. r...Read More
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