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Untimeliness of Widow's Request for Review Didn't Deprive Court of Jurisdiction Over Claim 05/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the 45-day deadline for filing judicial review claims is not a jurisdictional rule. Case: Chi...Read More

U.S. HealthWorks Rolls Out Telemedicine Services 05/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 967 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has launched a telemedicine service that is available to injured workers around the clock, and on weekends and holidays. ...Read More

Union Member's Retaliation Claim Isn't Pre-empted by Federal Law 05/12/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 947 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division this week revived an injured worker’s discrimination and retaliation claims, finding his claims were not pre-empted by a federal collective bargaining law. ...Read More

Unlicensed Contractor Arraigned on Fraud Charges 05/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1768 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California contractor faces up to 90 days in jail for allegedly operating without a license and not having workers’ compensation coverage for his employees. ...Read More

Uninsured Employer Bill Survives 'Kill Committee' 05/05/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 1141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Colorado Senate committee usually known as the place where bills are sent to die passed a measure on Thursday that would create an uninsured employer fund and give the Division of Workers’ Compensation discretion to negotiate penalties levied on businesses illegally operating wi...Read More

University Releases Study on Strip Club Workplace Conditions 04/24/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 756 | 0 | Popular with Legal
While a South Carolina stripper will collect workers’ comp benefits for a shooting injury, researchers at the University of Minnesota say erotic dancers in Minneapolis face the risk of more routine injuries and generally have no coverage. ...Read More

Uninsured Contractor Jailed, Restaurateur Convicted of Payroll Fraud 04/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced that an uninsured tree trimmer was sentenced to 40 days in jail, and a restaurant owner faces a 90-day sentence after admitting to underreporting payroll to receive lower workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Uninsured Contractor Must Reimburse UEF for Benefits Paid to Subcontractor's Employee 04/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 1144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a uninsured contractor was liable for reimbursing the Uninsured Employers' Fund for the benefits paid to an uninsured subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

UR Exemption Bill Amended to Define Terrorism, Workplace Violence 04/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to a bill proposing to exempt from utilization review and independent medical review medical treatment for physical and psychological injuries resulting from terrorism and workplace violence would clarify the types of acts that trigger the exemption. ...Read More

Utility Co. Employee Failed to Prove Permanent Total Disability From Assault 04/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 730 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a utility company employee was not permanently and totally disabled by his injuries from an assault by a 300-pound woman. ...Read More
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