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Workers' Compensation News

Industrial Commission to Discuss Wage Report 07/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Government agency | 2 min read
Members of the Idaho Industrial Commission are scheduled to hear a follow-up report recapping a subcommittee discussion of average weekly wages when they meet today in Boise. The agenda for the meeting doesn’t provide any additional information about the substance of the follow-up r...Read More
Worker Did Not State Viable Tort Claim Against Co-Workers 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker could not proceed with his tort claims against his allegedly negligent co-employees for failing to protect him against the risk of a fall while mopping bleachers on a university campus. Case: Nolen v. Cunningham, No. ED101591-01, ...Read More
Carrier Can't Pursue Payment of Lien from 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier could not state a viable claim against a third-party tortfeasor to recover the benefits it had paid to an injured worker after the worker settled her claim against the tortfeasor. Case: State ex rel. ...Read More
Cost-of-Living Adjustment to Rise Slightly Starting in January 07/11/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Injured workers in Maryland will see a 1.29% increase in indemnity benefits starting Jan. 1, thanks to the annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Workers' Compensation Commission announced this week. ...Read More
Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Law School on Worker's Labor Law Claim 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a law school was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a construction worker’s Labor Law claim based on a trip-and-fall accident. Case: Vita v. New York Law School, No. 2015-07603, 07/04/2018, published. Facts: Michael Vita wo...Read More
Contractor May be Too Sick to Face Trial for the Killing of a Worker Who Filed Claim 07/11/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Louisiana contractor accused of killing a worker who filed a compensation claim against him years ago is now too sick with cancer to stand trial, his attorney said. A grand jury indicted Tommy Francise in 2016 for the murder of two workers, one killed in 1991, and the other in 2002, the...Read More
Contract with State Required Employer to Provide Indemnification 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the terms of an employer’s contract with a state agency required that the employer indemnify the state for any potential liability the state may have to an employee in his personal injury suit. Case: New York State Department of Transportation v...Read More
Disney Worker Killed in Industrial Accident 07/11/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 90 min read
Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, in what Disney officials are calling an "industrial accident," according to ...Read More
When a Policy Becomes A Rule, A Hearing Must Be Held 07/11/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Aug. 30 on proposed new rules regarding public records and copying fees. The proposed rules would change very little ab...Read More
Insurers Taking Crack at Eggshell Skull Rule in Apportionment Appeal 07/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1610 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A case pending before California’s 1st District Court of Appeal could determine whether the long-standing rule holding employers liable for permanent disability caused by the aggravation of a preexisting condition is relevant in the era of apportionment. The 1st DCA in May granted a...Read More
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