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Workers' Compensation News


In-Person Walk-Throughs to Resume Sept. 6 08/10/2022
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
In-person walk-throughs will resume Sept. 6 at most Division of Workers’ Compensation Offices throughout California. The exception is ...Read More

Carrier Had No Duty to Defend, Indemnify Contractor Allegedly Responsible for Injuries 08/10/2022
State: IL | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld a finding that an insurance carrier did not have a duty to defend or indemnify an electrical equipment service contractor from a lawsuit by a worker injured in a fire. ...Read More

Kevin Kinross to Join CopperPoint as General Counsel 08/10/2022
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Insurance
CopperPoint Insurance Cos. on Tuesday announced that Kevin Kinross will join the carrier on Sept. 12 as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. ...Read More

WorkCompCollege.com Announces Appointment of School Deans 08/10/2022
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
WorkCompCollege.com has released the list of deans who are leading the development of the school’s workers' recovery professional certification. ...Read More

Error From Work Comp Campus Update Rejects Transactions 08/10/2022
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry said an update to its electronic claims management system resulted in two errors that are rejecting transactions. ...Read More

County Gets Dismissal of Claims for Wrongful Death, Exemplary Damages 08/10/2022
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Texas appellate court ruled that a county was entitled to dismissal of a widow’s claims for damages under the Wrongful Death Act and for exemplary damages under the Workers' Compensation Act for an employee’s allegedly work-related death. ...Read More

Jeff Nelson Named DWC Commissioner 08/10/2022
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Jeff Nelson as commissioner of the Division of Workers’ Compensation for a term that will run through Feb. 1, 2023. ...Read More

Court Upholds Finding That Worker's Condition Worsened, but Not to Point of Total Disability 08/10/2022
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker’s impairment had worsened, but he did not establish that he was permanently and totally disabled. ...Read More

Carrier Entitled to Subrogation for Case Manager, Appellate Court Says 08/09/2022
State: OK | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals said the state’s work comp subrogation statute is constitutional and a carrier was entitled to reimbursement from an injured worker’s tort recovery for the costs of a nurse case manager. ...Read More

Recycling Company Fined $337,903 Following Fatality 08/09/2022
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Nebraska waste disposal company $337,903 for 18 violations following an investigation of a fatal accident in February. ...Read More
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