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Termination of Maritime Worker While at Sea Didn't End His Status as 'Seaman' 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 861 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a worker's Jones Act claims against his former employer, finding the employer's act of firing him while he was at sea did not change the fact that he was a "seaman" covered by the act. ...Read More

Court Revives Comp Carrier's Subrogation Claim Against Refinery 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 824 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a comp carrier did not waive its subrogation rights against a refinery owner because its insured had not assumed liability to indemnify the refinery owner for personal injury suits caused by the refinery's own negligence. ...Read More
AGC, SAIF Returning $2.5M to Construction Contractors 07/15/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 756 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors and SAIF Corp. joint workers’ compensation program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective premium return in August, the carrier said. The retrospective return amounts to 8.3% of premiums paid by 665 construction co...Read More
MEMIC Group Appoints John Yao as SVP, CIO 07/15/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Workers' compensation insurer MEMIC Group has appointed John R. Yao as senior vice president and chief information officer, the company announced Thursday. In his new role, Yao will plan and oversee the development, implementation, and security of MEMIC's information systems ...Read More

Worker Doesn't Need to Mitigate Disability to Get Accidental Disability Retirement 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an injured police officer was not required to mitigate her disability from an on-the-job injury by undergoing surgery in order to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement.   ...Read More

Attorneys Seek Class Certification in Air Ambulance Over-Billing Suit 07/15/2016
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Two Oklahoma attorneys are seeking certification of a class action against a group of air ambulance providers for their allegedly excessive billing practices, according to local media reports....Read More

Supremes: Settlement Barred New Claim for Depression Caused by Injury 07/15/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
A claimant who settled her claim for a back injury cannot pursue a new claim for depression and anxiety after her injury grew worse and required additional surgery, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More
BBSI Names Gary Kramer as CFO 07/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 764 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. has appointed Gary Kramer as chief financial officer, the company announced Wednesday. Kramer’s appointment is effective Aug. 10. He will succeed interim CFO Tom Carley. Kramer has more than 15 years of insurance industry expertise. He worked m...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Start Date for Statute of Limitations for Comp Claims 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the one-year statute of limitations for a worker to file a comp claim begins the day after his injury. ...Read More
Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates to Increase 2.9% 07/15/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 865 min read
The maximum and minimum benefit rates in New Jersey will increase by 2.9% on Jan. 1 due to an increase in the statewide average weekly wage. The maximum weekly rate will jump to $896 from $871 currently, while the minimum will go to $239 from $232, according to a notice posted on the...Read More
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