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WCD Adopts Final TD Rules for Workers Hired Through Union Halls 01/02/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 190 | 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 | 412 | 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 | 588 | 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 | 288 | 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 | 228 | 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 | 280 | 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

WCIRB Report Quantifies Comp's Earthquake Risk 12/26/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 509 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How much a major earthquake in California might cost workers’ comp insurers depends in large part on whether the quake occurs during normal business hours, according to a new report from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Worker's Disability Couldn't Be Apportioned to Pre-Existing Condition of Knee 12/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a state worker was entitled to an award of benefits based on his disability from knee surgery that was necessitated from his on-the-job car accident, even though an independent medical evaluator had opined that some of the disability ought to ...Read More

Worker Can't Get Windfall Through Recovery From UMC 12/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A worker injured in a car accident was not entitled to a “windfall” by obtaining a recovery under his underinsured motorist coverage when he had already recovered his total damages under other insurance policies issued to the owners of the vehicles involved. ...Read More

Worker Failed to Prove Employer's Violations of CFRA and FEHA 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1093 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a construction worker failed to establish his claims for violation of the California Family Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act following an on-the-job injury. ...Read More
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