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Court Upholds Family's Entitlement to Award for Worker's Death but Reduces Amount 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1092 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas Court of Appeal ruled that the family of a worker who died of mesothelioma was entitled to an award of exemplary damages for his employer’s gross negligence, but it ruled that the award be reduced from $2.89 million to $1.15 million. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Injures Were Compensable, Although Not Presumptively So 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 1168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A divided North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker wasn’t entitled to a presumption that all of her injuries were caused by an on-the-job fall, but that she carried her burden of proving her injuries were causally related to her accident. ...Read More
 
 
Charles Taylor Acquires Metro Risk Management 09/06/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Charles Taylor Insurance Services is acquiring Metro Risk Management LLC, a third-party claims administrator based in Southern California, from Nautilus International Holding Corp.  Metro Risk Management, or MRM, manages state and federal workers’ compensation claims for insure...Read More
 
 

High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1017 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of an injured construction worker who slipped and fell while using a makeshift ramp to descend from a building. ...Read More
 
 

MLAC to Review Premium Assessment at Sept. 18 Meeting 09/06/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 847 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee will review proposed premium assessment rates for 2018 as well as possible rule-making related to worker-requested medical examinations, during a Sept. 18 meeting. ...Read More
 
 

Failure to Switch to Allegedly Safer Saw Wasn't Tantamount to Removal of Safety Guard 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 962 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the failure to install a saw that allegedly had a better guard than the one that caused an injury was not tantamount to the removal of a safety guard on the first saw. ...Read More
 
 
WCA Opens New Field Office in Hobbs 09/06/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 938 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration on Tuesday opened a new field office in Hobbs. In August, the WCA said it would close its southeast New Mexico field office in Lovington on Aug. 30 and move operations to Hobbs, which is about 30 miles away. The administrat...Read More
 
 

Contractor Fined $53K for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 09/06/2017
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 909 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five citations and proposed $53,716 in penalties to Reiman Corp. in Cheyenne for exposing workers to fall hazards. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Order Allowing Advance Payment of PTD Award 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 998 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio Appellate Court ruled that an employer was entitled to relief from an obligation to make advance payment on a disabled worker’s benefits, absent a showing of special circumstances. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Petition for Post-Surgery Reinstatement of Benefits 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1079 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to reinstatement of her benefits after undergoing surgery for a condition that hadn’t been accepted as compensable. ...Read More
 
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