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Workers' Compensation News


Legislative Session Will Likely Accomplish Chamber's Top 2 Goals 04/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 1297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With the end of the 2017 lawmaking session two weeks away, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce will likely see accomplished its top two legislative priorities related to workers' compensation. ...Read More

Worker's Statements From Mandamus Petition Aren't Admissible in Separate Appeal 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s statements in a failed attempt to secure mandamus relief from a decision denying her comp claim should not have been admitted into evidence in the proceedings on her request for judicial review. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Tort Claim Against Co-Employees 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 1146 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker is entitled to a second chance to prove his claim for damages because of the alleged negligence of his co-employees. ...Read More

Panel Finds Worker Failed to Link Foot Infection to Alleged Injury From Slip-and-Fall 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 1340 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a diabetic worker with a history of foot problems failed to prove his foot infection was causally related to an alleged on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Contractor's Employee Can't Sue State for Damages After Workplace Fall 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 1289 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a social worker could not file a tort action against the Department of Corrections to recover damages for her slip-and-fall while at a state prison. ...Read More

School District Reluctant to Change Policy Giving Injured Workers Full Pay 04/28/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 1309 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Despite pressure to cut workers' compensation costs, the Alcoa Board of Education appears reluctant to change a policy allowing injured workers to collect full pay for the duration of their time away from work, the The Daily Times of Maryville, Tennessee, reported Wednesday. ...Read More

MWCIA's Annual Report Touts Robust Comp Market 04/28/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Minnesota’s rate-maker released an annual report Thursday that portrays a robust workers’ compensation insurance market, with rising earned premium despite eight rate decreases in the past 10 years. ...Read More

Employers Net Income Up 6% in 1st Quarter 04/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 956 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Holdings on Thursday reported net income of $23.2 million in the first quarter of 2017, 6% better than the $21.8 million in profits reported in the first quarter of last year.  ...Read More

BWC Updates Rules on Form Signing, Provider Termination 04/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1005 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Starting June 1, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will allow certified nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants to sign forms supporting the payment of workers' compensation benefits for up to six weeks. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Appoints VP for Marketing and Customer Engagement 04/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Thursday the promotion of Jeremiah Bentley as vice president of marketing and customer engagement.  ...Read More
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