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Worker Can't Pursue Tort Claim Against Alter Ego of Employer 04/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with her negligence suit against a property owner for her injuries from a fall, since the property owner was an alter ego of her employer. ...Read More

WCAB Satisfied With DIR Response in Email Flap 04/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1352 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board accepted the explanation from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ top attorney for reviewing the emails of the board’s chairwoman. ...Read More

Worker Immune From Liability to Colleague for Accident in Employer's Parking Lot 04/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker was immune from civil liability to a co-employee for a car accident that occurred in their employer’s parking lot. ...Read More

Worker Has 1 Year From Last Payment to Seek Additional Benefits 04/26/2018
Source: WorkCompentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals this week ruled that an injured worker has one year following his last receipt of voluntarily paid medical compensation to file a formal claim for additional care. ...Read More

Worker's Out-of-State Settlement Isn't Shielded From Bankruptcy Creditors 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A federal bankruptcy court judge ruled that a Delaware law exempting workers’ compensation recoveries from creditor claims does not apply to the proceeds of a worker’s settlement for an out-of-state comp claim. ...Read More
WCAB Seeks Answers After DIR Attorney Allegedly Read Their Email 04/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3452 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Six weeks before California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker suddenly announced her retirement, four Workers' Compensation Appeals Board commissioners sent an angry letter to the agency's top lawyer asking why a staff attorney had been reading their emails....Read More

Worker With Denied Claim Still Had Statutory Duty to Inform BWC of Settlement 04/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court last week ruled that the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation was entitled to a recovery of the benefits it had paid to an injured worker because she had not given the agency a change to assert a lien against the settlement she negotiated. ...Read More

W.R. Berkley Announces Two Executive Appointments 04/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
W.R. Berkley Corp. has appointed James Gilbert as an executive vice president, and has appointed Brian Douglas to fill Gilbert’s previous position as president of BerkleyNet Underwriters. ...Read More

WCA Announces Schedule for Computer System Upgrade 04/23/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 65 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will be taking its database server offline to make upgrades to ensure that the system can handle an increased number of users. ...Read More
WC Division to Hold Hearing on Changes to Fee Schedule 04/20/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Division of Labor and Management will hold a public hearing next month and accept comments on proposed changes to the workers' compensation fee schedule. The hearing will be at 2 p.m. May 9 in the Sh...Read More
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