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WCD Issues Notice on Wage Calculations 09/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued an industry notice providing examples of how to calculate wages for workers injured on or after Feb. 21. ...Read More
 
 

Widow Gets Award for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the widow of a communications department supervisor who had a fatal heart attack while monitoring radio systems during a police standoff. ...Read More
 
 

Waste Hauler Fined $46K After Worker Fatality 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After Bay Area garbage hauler was run over by his own truck, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited his employer for failing to ensure that the truck’s safety restraint was in good working order, and for failing to ensure that that it wasn’t used by workers dr...Read More
 
 

Worker's Failure to Timely File Brief in Carrier-Initiated Appeal Didn't Preclude Award of Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A unanimous Oregon Court of Appeals this week ruled that a worker was not precluded from receiving an award of fees for the services provided by his attorney to defend an administrative law judge’s finding of compensability. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Renew Opposition to Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was not entitled to renew his opposition to a motion for summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a recent ruling from a different department. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Benefits for Consequential Injuries but No Penalties, Attorney Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld portions a worker’s award for consequential injuries following an injury to his right knee but overturned the assessment of fees and penalties against the employer. ...Read More
 
 

Wellness Programs in Limbo After Court Decision on Incentives 09/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Workplace wellness programs, which some view as a way to reduce comorbidities in workers’ comp claims, are facing an uncertain future next year after a court ruling questioned the incentives used to encourage worker participation. ...Read More
 
 

WCF Promotes Clark, Hires VP of Risk Management 09/18/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
WCF Insurance announced the appointment of Kathryn Clark as senior vice president of safety and health, and Patrick Harris to replace her in her role as vice president of risk management. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Sue Employer for Inadequate Response to Medical Emergency 09/18/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer cannot be held civilly liable for its failure to provide medical assistance to an employee who had suffered a stroke at work. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Description of Injury Changed, but Benefits Still Terminate 09/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 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
 
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