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Workers' Compensation News


Unlevel Playing Field? 11/10/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1269 | 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 | 321 | 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 | 932 | 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 | 225 | 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 | 212 | 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

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Constitutional Challenge to Comp System 10/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a conference date for a pending dispute over the alleged constitutional inadequacy of the Florida workers' compensation system. ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Gets Second Petition Challenging Adequacy of NFL Concussion Settlement 10/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The United States Supreme Court last week received a second petition for certirorari challenging the adequacy of the National Football League's massive class-action settlement with former players for failing to warn them about the long-term health risks of brain injuries they sustained o...Read More
Updated Fee Schedule Will Yield Slightly Lower Costs for Common CPT Codes 09/29/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing Oct. 14 on proposed amendments to workers’ compensatio...Read More

UR Timetable Under SB 1160 Raising Questions 09/28/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2020 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
While Senate Bill 1160 awaits a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown, questions are already arising about a provision in the bill that would allow just five days for prospective utilization review of medications prescribed to injured workers under a new ...Read More

Uber Eyes a Return to Anchorage 09/23/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 408 min read
Uber, the ride-hailing service that stopped operating in Alaska after the state Department of Labor said it had misclassified its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, is reportedly trying to return to Anchorage, KTUU-TV ...Read More
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