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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Board's Reversal of PTD Benefits Award 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 717 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board overturning an award of permanent total disability benefits to a former retail employee for her injuries from a 2002 accident. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Incapacitated by Infection 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 855 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to duty disability retirement benefits after a virulent staph infection rendered him incapable of continuing to perform his job duties, since he failed to prove that the infection resulted from a duty-related injury. ...Read More

'Handy' Bill Dies in Senate 04/02/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 793 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
A bill that would have made Georgia the seventh state this year to adopt a law that classifies marketplace platform workers as independent contractors died a quiet death in the state Senate Thursday night. ...Read More

Worker Suing Attorneys for Malpractice After Losing Arbitration 04/02/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A construction worker in Illinois who was denied an injury claim, then lost in arbitration after claiming retaliation by his employer, is now suing his attorneys for failing to call witnesses in the case. ...Read More

AG Says DIR Complying With Lien Stay Injunction, Contempt Claim Lacks Merit 03/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1723 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
California’s top law enforcement official says the Department of Industrial Relations is in full compliance with the lien stay injunction handed down in December, and a federal judge should dismiss a motion seeking to hold the agency in contempt. ...Read More

Chubb Invests in Startup to Develop Contingent-Workforce Products 03/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
San Francisco-based startup company Bunker Technologies Inc. announced on Thursday an investment from Chubb to develop insurance products for the contingent workforce. ...Read More

Subcontractor's Employee Can't Pursue Tort Claim for Injuries on Construction Project 03/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1065 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the employee of a subcontractor for a residential construction project could not proceed with a personal injury claim against the homeowner, as a matter of law. ...Read More

1st DCA Grants Rehearing for Dispute Over Apportionment of Worker's PTD Award 03/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1581 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday agreed to grant reconsideration of its prior order dismissing an employer’s challenge to a worker’s non-apportioned permanent total disability award. ...Read More
Division Revises Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule 03/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 905 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 130 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revised the hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical center section of its Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes made by Medicare. The DWC said in a ...Read More

WCIRB Committee to Discuss Mid-Year Rate Filing 03/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 827 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee will discuss a potential mid-year rate filing when it meets April 4 in Oakland. ...Read More
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