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Worker's Murder Was Not 'Foreseeable,' so Negligence Is Non-Issue, 2nd DCA Decides 01/12/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1018 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The owners of a 7-Eleven could not have foreseen their employee getting shot dead outside the store on the day he was scheduled to testify against an accused robber, the 2nd District Court of Appeals decided in an unpublished opinion released Tuesday. ...Read More
WCD Updates Travel Reimbursement Bulletin 01/09/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division updated Bulletin No. 112 to note that the reimbursement for travel to medical appointments has increased to 54.5 cents per mile, from 53.5 cents, at the start of the year. The division revised the form carriers must send to injured ...Read More

Worker Whose Benefits Were Revoked Not Entitled to Reinstatement 01/08/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the dismissal of a worker’s petition for reinstatement of wage-loss benefits as time-barred, because even though he had received wage-loss benefits, they had been revoked after the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board determined he wasn...Read More

Widow Can't Collect Medical Benefits if Worker's Bills Were Already Paid 01/05/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that a widow was not entitled to collect payment from the comp carrier for her late husband’s employer for the cost of medical bills that had been already been paid by a special fund. ...Read More

Worker Employed by Wife Wasn't Subject to Comp Act 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that worker was not eligible for coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Act because he was his wife’s business partner, not her employee. ...Read More

Webinar Will Identify Top Issues to Watch in 2018 01/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The top 20 “issues to watch” in workers’ compensation in 2018 will be the focus of a Tuesday webinar. ...Read More

WestView Capital Partners Invests in Jopari Solutions 01/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jopari Solutions Inc. on Wednesday announced it has received a growth investment from WestView Capital Partners. ...Read More

WCS Holding Medical Training Classes 01/04/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Section of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations is holding two free medical training classes Jan. 24 at its office in Henderson. ...Read More

WCC Changes Name of Internal Division, Working Group 01/04/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has changed the name of an internal regulatory division and its working group that processes forms or initiatives to commence cases. ...Read More

Worker Can't Hold Employer Liable for Injuries Caused by Coworkers Fleeing Explosion 01/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held vicariously liable for the conduct of its alleged employees who trampled a worker as they fled from an explosion at a chemical plant. ...Read More
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