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WCA Updates Workers' Guide to Work Comp 11/27/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico’s workers’ compensation agency has revised and redesigned its guidebook for workers. The 58-page guidebook walks workers through the workers’ compensation process step by step. It also functions as a guide to workers’ rights and responsibilities under Ne...Read More

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and general contractor were liable under Labor Law Section 240(1) for a construction worker’s fall from a scaffold, and that they were not entitled to summary judgment dismissing the worker’s Section 241(6) claim. ...Read More

WCAB Looking to Hire Two Deputy Commissioners 11/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 856 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is seeking applications for two new deputy commissioners, according to a notice posted to the California state employment website. ...Read More

Worker's Steep, Sudden Decline Due to On-the-Job Exposure, Court Finds 11/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court's workers' compensation panel upheld an award of death benefits to a steelworker's widow after her husband's physical condition rapidly deteriorated on a work trip without warning, resulting in his death. ...Read More

Worker's Alleged Lack of Knowledge Didn't Render IME Report Inadmissible 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that the opinion of a doctor who performed an independent medical examination was properly admitted into evidence even though the injured worker allegedly did not realize that the doctor was performing an IME. ...Read More

WCD Updates Informational Brochures 11/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division released revised informational brochures intended that explain the rights and responsibilities of injured workers, and how the independent medical exam process works. ...Read More
WCA Not Holding Expedited Lump Sum Hearing Thanksgiving Week 11/20/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration said it will not be holding expedited lump sum hearings Tuesday because of the short holiday week for Thanksgiving. The WCA designates an on-call pro tempore judge to hear stipulated requests for lump sum settlements most Tuesdays,...Read More

WCC Redefines Which Officers Are Eligible for Noncoverage 11/17/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted an emergency rule to clarify which corporate officers can elect not to be covered by the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Woman Charged With 69 Counts of Taking Benefits Illegally 11/17/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Muscogee County, Georgia woman has been charged with 69 counts of receiving unentitled workers’ compensation benefits totaling $116,000 and with other felonies. ...Read More

Worker's Death Didn't Allow Employer to Rescind Consent to Settlement Agreement 11/13/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not renege on its agreement to settle a worker’s comp case when the worker died one day after the parties submitted a joint petition seeking judicial approval of the deal. ...Read More
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