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University Employees to Face Civil Liability for Accident That Paralyzed Colleague 12/07/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Missouri appellate court last week ruled that a group of Southeast Missouri University employees may face civil liability to a colleague who was left paralyzed after a workplace accident. ...Read More

USPS Fined $342K for Mishandling Bodily Fluid Exposure 12/05/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Postal Service received a $342,059 fine late last month for mishandling workers' exposure to infectious bodily fluids. This sprin...Read More

Uncertainty Rules Comp Market Following Judge's Ruling 11/29/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A lower court decision last week voiding a 14.5% rate increase and declaring that NCCI and Florida regulators held secret, unlawful deliberations raises more questions than it answers, the state's top workers' compensation judge said Monday. ...Read More
Updated WC-400 Form Made Available 11/17/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Michigan's workers' compensation agency has made available a new version of the Insurer's Notice of Issuance of Policy form. The new Form WC-400 is available here. Carriers must use ...Read More

Up to 4 Delegates of Pharmacist Can Request PMP Reports, Rule Change Says 11/16/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
New Mexico has specified who and how many people can access a patient's information on the state's prescription monitoring program (PMP) database.  ...Read More

Unlevel Playing Field? 11/10/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Editor's note: This is the third in a five-part series published in the Word on Workers' Compensation report, presented Saturday at the fifth annual WorkCompCentral Gala and Comp Laude Awards in Burbank. ...Read More

Uninsured Contractor Liable for Benefits, Fees and Penalties 11/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a contractor who normally had no employees was obligated to buy insurance when he hired three people to help him to a job, and that he was liable for benefits, attorney fees and penalties for failing to have insurance for one of the workers who got hurt on ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Review Constitutionality of Comp System 11/01/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1020 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a challenge to the constitutionality of the Florida workers' compensation system. ...Read More
Utility Beefs Up Safety After Two Contract Workers Die in Sludge Room 11/01/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
El Paso Water has strengthened its safety requirements for contractors following the deaths of two workers in 2014, reported. Carlos...Read More

Unprotected 9-Foot Trench Nets $93,500 OSHA Fine for Contractor 10/06/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Safety inspectors watched two Wisconsin laborers install a sewer line in an unprotected, 9-foot trench during a municipal construction job in June. ...Read More
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