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Truck Driver's Comp Award Can Be Benchmark for Reasonableness of Stipulation on Damages 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a trial judge did not commit an abuse of discretion in using the amount of a truck driver’s workers’ compensation award as a benchmark for assessing the reasonableness of a stipulation to the damages that a third-party tortfeasor owed. ...Read More
Tribe Amends Work Comp Provisions in Gaming Compact 08/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Karuk Tribe signed an amended gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown that updated the workers’ compensation requirements for employees at the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, according to a rep...Read More

Trench Hazards Prompt $190K in Penalties for Construction Company 08/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
A pipe-laying company in Texas that was cited four times last year for failing to protect employees from trench collapse hazards is facing additional trench-related citations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Two Trench Workers Killed; Company Fined $33K 08/08/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 104 min read
A construction company is facing proposed federal penalties of $33,259 after two workers were killed while working in a trench at a Miami work site. ...Read More

The Hanover Boosts Net Income 27% in Q2 08/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 93 min read
The Hanover Insurance Group has reported net income for the second quarter of $99.3 million, a 27% increase from $78.4 million in the second quarter of 2017. ...Read More

Technical Issues, Missed Deadlines Result in Dismissal of Worker's Appeal 07/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a worker who missed the deadline to file a post-judgment motion also missed the deadline to file a declaration explaining what happened, as well as the deadline to appeal the judgment against her. ...Read More

Tower MSA Partners Appoints Business Development VP 07/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 230 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 21 min read
Tower MSA Partners announced Wednesday the appointment of Pete McDonnell as vice president of business development. ...Read More

Tile Worker-Farmhand Pleads Guilty to WC Fraud 07/24/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An injured tile worker-turned-farmhand has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining more than $4,000 in workers' compensation benefits. The New York ...Read More

Terms of Stipulation on Worker's Lost Wage-Earning Capacity Dictated Benefit Rate 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the terms of a stipulation between a worker and his employer pertaining to his lost wage-earning capacity was controlling as to the amount of his weekly benefit rate once he stopped working. ...Read More

Time to Be True to Actual Payroll, Bureau Reminds Employers 07/19/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
It's almost time to "true up," the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reminded employers this week. Prior to each policy yea...Read More
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