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Webinar to Discuss Highs and Lows of Medical Marijuana 01/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Coventry will present a free webinar Jan. 24 on the implications of marijuana legalization and workers' comp. The one-hour w...Read More

Workers Notch Wins in Subrogation Efforts 01/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of workers in Pennsylvania and Illinois scored victories in cases involving third parties allegedly responsible for causing their injuries. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Negligence Claim for Exposure Injury 01/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker was not barred from pursuing a negligence action against his employer to recover damages for medical conditions for which he had pursued workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Worker Must Be Allowed to Introduce More Evidence on Impairment 01/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker needs to be allowed to provide additional evidence regarding his impairment from injuries from a car accident that happened six years ago. ...Read More

WCD Adopts Final TD Rules for Workers Hired Through Union Halls 01/02/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 196 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has restored a methodology for calculating temporary disability benefits owed to workers employed through union hiring halls. ...Read More

WCRI Schedules Webinar on Hospital Reimbursement 12/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will explore the impact of policy changes on hospital reimbursement rates in states including Florida, Georgia, Indiana and North Carolina during a one-hour webinar next month. ...Read More

Workers Renovating Post Office Exposed to Cadmium, Lead, OSHA Says 12/29/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 597 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three companies that worked on the renovation of Chicago’s Old Post Office are facing 31 federal safety citations and proposed penalties of $220,497 for allegedly exposing employees to cadmium and lead. ...Read More

Woman Abandoned Workforce by Failing to Look for Job 12/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker who made repeated unsuccessful claims for permanent total disability benefits for over a decade had foreclosed her eligibility by voluntarily abandoning the workforce. ...Read More

Webinar to Focus on Social Media Monitoring 12/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The law firm of Franklin & Prokopik is offering a free webinar on Jan. 18 regarding online monitoring of plaintiffs, insureds and employees. The ...Read More

Workplace Deaths Increased by Nearly 25% in 2016 12/27/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Minnesota experienced 92 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 24.3% increase over the prior year and 48.3% above the 2015 rate, the Brainerd Dispatch reported. ...Read More
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