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Worker Who Terminated Interactive Process Can't Assert Viable ADA Claim 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker who voluntarily ended her employer’s informal efforts to accommodate her medical restrictions could not assert a viable disability discrimination claim, as a matter of law. ...Read More
L&I Announces 5% Rate Cut 12/05/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 69 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 8 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries announced that the price of workers’ compensation coverage will drop an average of 5% next year. The ...Read More
Ned Rand Named President at ProAssurance 12/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 82 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 3 min read
Edward “Ned” Rand Jr., who has served as chief operating officer of ProAssurance Corp. since January, has also been named company president. As president and COO, Rand is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the company. He is also chief accounting officer, according t...Read More
Bill Would Exempt Nonprofit Board Members from Work Comp 12/05/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A bill that will be introduced in the Missouri legislature during the 2019 session would exempt board members of a nonprofit organization from workers’ compensation requirements. Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello, pre-filed H...Read More
Strippers Tell Lawmakers of Unsafe Working Conditions 12/05/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Strippers in Washington state told lawmakers the limited number of workers’ compensation claims or safety complaints is not evidence that their industry is free from workplace health and safety violations, the ...Read More
New Designated Doctor Forms Must Be Used Starting Thursday 12/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Texas Division of Worker's Compensation is reminding stakeholders that starting Thursday, Dec. 6, anyone requesting a designated doctor review must use new forms that were drafted this year...Read More
Jury Convicts Surgical Center Owner For False Billing 12/05/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A federal jury convicted a Chicago anesthesiologist for billing for services that were purportedly provided to assist chiropractors performing manipulation under anesthesia at his surgical center. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinios said the jury found Dr. Paul Madison...Read More
Average Weekly Wage Climbs to $939, Effective Jan. 1. 12/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 136 min read
The statewide average weekly wage in Florida has risen slightly, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation announced this week. Effective Jan. 1, the wage will climb from the...Read More

Defendant Had Immunity From Civil Suit as Statutory Employer 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 54 | 0 | Popular with Array | 1 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a corporate affiliate was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a tort claim by a contractor’s injured employee because the company qualified as his statutory employer. ...Read More

Defendant in Wrongful Death Action Can Mount 'Empty-Chair' Defense 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a defendant in a tort action should not have been prevented from asserting that a worker’s employer bore some liability for a fatal accident. ...Read More
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