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Worker Gets Description of Injury Changed, but Benefits Still Terminate 09/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Commonwealth Court this week upheld a decision of a workers’ compensation judge to simultaneously grant a worker’s petition to modify the description of her compensable condition, and terminate her benefits. ...Read More
 
 

WC Board Reminds 9/11 Workers to Register Under Extended Deadline 09/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board is reminding World Trade Center cleanup participants that the deadline for joining the official registry of workers has been extended until Sept. 11, 2022....Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgement After Fall From Ladder 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries from a fall while working on an excavation project. ...Read More
 
 

WCAB Member Admits Friendship With Gov. Brown Landed Him His Job 09/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1286 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board member Juan Pedro Gaffney acknowledged in an article posted by the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday that...Read More
 
 

Woodworking Company Cited for Combustible Dust Accumulation 09/12/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Other | 7 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Alabama woodworking company for allegedly exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards from combustible dust. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Failure to Provide Timely Notice of Claim Required Reversal of Award 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim in the basis that she had not provided her employer with timely notice of injury. ...Read More
 
 

Work Comp in 2030: Fewer Workers, Claims, Adjusters, but More Robots 09/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
AUSTIN, Texas — Workers’ compensation in 2030 will be vastly different than it is now, with fewer employees, more independent contractors, fewer claims and fewer claims adjusters. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's SLU Award Can Be Adjusted to Account for Prior Injuries 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s schedule loss of use award for a knee injury was properly adjusted to account for his two prior knee injuries for which he had also received SLU awards. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Shift 100% of Attorney Fees to Employer 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that a worker was entitled to have his employer pay 100% of his attorney fees, since it rejected his offer of judgment and then failed to secure a more favorable ruling from a workers’ compensation judge. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Study Finds CT Claims Drive Up Pure Premium Rate, ALAE 09/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 870 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Without the effect of cumulative trauma claims in California, the indicated advisory pure premium rate for Jan. 1, 2018, would have been $1.59 per $100 of payroll rather than $1.96, according to preliminary results of a study by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
 
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