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Split Court Revives Family's Tort Claims for Death of Ranch Hand 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that the family of a ranch hand could proceed with their tort claims against the ranch owners for the worker’s death. ...Read More

SPBA Jumps Into Air Ambulance Fray 08/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
As part of a coalition of more than 20 organizations seeking change in air ambulance regulation, the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators has provided feedback to U.S. senators who are working on the FAA reauthorization bill. ...Read More

Sixth Edition Author Suggests Multiplier to Adjust Impairment Ratings 08/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The doctor who penned much of the oft-debated sixth edition of the AMA guides now suggests that states can offset low impairment ratings with their own tweaks to the ratings. ...Read More

SMFTA May Start Verifying Contractor Claims of Safety 08/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is exploring new policies that would entail verifying claims from contractors when they say they have clean safety records without a history of fines and penalties, according to a report by the ...Read More

Senate Passes Breast Cancer Impairment Rating Bill 08/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Senate passed a bill that would describe factors doctors must consider when assigning impairment ratings in occupational breast cancer cases. ...Read More

Suspension of Two IMEs Raises Questions About Review System 08/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has removed two medical evaluation firms from its list of authorized providers. ...Read More

State Fund Has New CEO 08/15/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Rick Ferguson is the new manager and chief executive officer of the Idaho State Insurance Fund, according to the latest newsletter from the...Read More
State Pushes for Decision in Lien Lawsuit, Objects to Additional Filing 08/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1057 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
California’s attorney general said a federal court should issue a decision in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the automatic stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers and should deny a motion from plaintiffs seeking permission to file a supplemental pleading. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Worker for Injuries From Stairwell Fall 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a worker’s injuries from a fall while descending a staircase were compensable because the stairs posed a hazard that originated on the premises as part of her working environment. ...Read More

Subcontractor's Injured Employee Can't Maintain Suit Against Property Owner, General Contractor 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a property owner and general contractor had no liability for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor’s employee because the subcontractor had not provided the equipment to do his job safely. ...Read More
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