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Workers' Compensation News


Co-Employee Immunity Protects Company's Unpaid Volunteer 05/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 1071 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that an injured catering company employee was barred from suing an unpaid volunteer who also worked for the company. ...Read More

Tortfeasor's Liability for Damages Can Be Offset to Account for Plaintiff's Comp Benefits 05/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s comp benefits from a 2002 injury could be used to offset the amount she could recover as damages from a 2010 bus accident. ...Read More
AmTrust's Net Income Plummets 73% in Q1 05/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. has reported first quarter net income of $22.6 million, a 73% decrease from net income of $84 million in the first quarter of 2016. Net written premium in the first quarter was $1.3 billion, a 10.1% increase from $1.2 billion in the prior-year quarter. Gros...Read More

DOD Contracts With Reed Group to Use MDGuidelines 05/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Defense has entered into a contract with Reed Group to use the company’s MDGuidelines in the medical treatment of U.S. military members. ...Read More

Judge Puts Off Indefinitely Ruling Declaring Comp Act Unconstitutional 05/18/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
The circuit court judge who ruled last week that Alabama’s workers’ compensation system was unconstitutional stayed his order indefinitely on Wednesday to give lawmakers time to cure deficiencies in two statutory provisions. ...Read More

Attorney Concerned That Undocumented Client's Employer Reported to ICE 05/18/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 2233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The attorney for an undocumented injured worker is concerned that her client was targeted by immigration officials because his employer reported him to authorities after he filed a workers' compensation claim, WBUR-FM 90.9 reports. ...Read More

Employer Gets Summary Judgment on 3rd Party Claims for Indemnification and Contribution 05/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1375 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer was entitled to summary judgment on a third-party claim for indemnification and contribution. ...Read More

Former GM Employee Says Lawyer Sabotaged Comp Claim to File Products Liability Suit 05/18/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former equipment cleaner at General Motors told RollingOut.com she hasn't received workers' compensation for a debilitating 1990 injury because her attorney sabotaged her case so he could file a products liability claim on her behalf.  ...Read More

Court Applies Rule From Brown to Uphold Termination of Worker's Benefits 05/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1022 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a carrier was entitled to terminate its payment of benefits to an injured worker once his work-related back injury ceased being the major contributing cause of his disability. ...Read More

Governor Approves PTD Increase 05/18/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed into law five workers’ compensation bills, including measures that increase permanent disability benefits and simplify how death benefits are calculated. ...Read More
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