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Lawmakers File Bills to Eliminate Appeals Commission 01/12/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Alaska Republicans bills in advance of the 2016 legislative session that would eliminate the Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission and send cases through the state's superior court system instead. ...Read More
Discount on Premiums Proposed to Encourage Companies to Offer Work Experience 01/12/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Georgia lawmaker wants legislation allowing discounts on workers' compensation premiums for employers that partner with schools to offer internships and other work experience. Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-12th District, plans to ...Read More
Contractor's CGL Carrier Had to Provide Defense to Party that Hired Contractor 01/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the general liability insurance provider for a contractor was obligated to indemnify and defend the company that had hired the contractor for a project from a Labor Law claim by the contractor's employee. Case: Engasser Construction Corp. v. Dryde...Read More
Proposal for Benefits for First Responders Suffering PTSD Revived 01/12/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 953 | 0 | Popular with Legal
First responders suffering from job related post-traumatic stress disorder can apply for workers compensation benefits under a revived bill introduced to the South Carolina General Assembly. S 429, a bip...Read More
Board Can't Rule on Merits of Claim Without First Addressing Timeliness of Claim 01/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals said that the Workers' Compensation Board must rule on the timeliness of a worker's claim, even if the board believes that the claim is lacking on the merits, because the board cannot reach the merits of the claim without ruling on the timeliness of it first....Read More
Roofing Company Fined for Alleged Lack of Fall Protection 01/12/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Washington, Illinois-based roofing contractor is accused of exposing workers to falls of up to 20 feet, resulting in proposed fines of $76,230. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Dealer Installations Services Inc. on Dec. 21 for one willful, one repeated and si...Read More
Commission Seeks Applications for Workplace Safety Awards 01/12/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is accepting applications from businesses for workplace safety awards, which are given to employers with above-average workplace safety and health programs. To qualify for the awards, businesses must be free of fatalities at the site for which they...Read More

Crawford Appoints National Adjuster for Global Technical Services 01/12/2016
State: IL | Segment: NATIONAL | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Crawford & Co. announced Monday the appointment of Richard Grganto as national general adjuster for Crawford Global Technical Services. ...Read More

WCIRB: Cumulative Trauma Accounts for Nearly 1 in 5 Indemnity Claims 01/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1791 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The percentage of cumulative injury cases in California has more than doubled over the past 10 years and now accounts for nearly one out of every five indemnity claims, according to the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Attorneys Warn 4th DCA Decision Has Opened Door to Civil Liability for UR Providers 01/11/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4985 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A ruling by the California 4th District Court of Appeal last week has attorneys abuzz with theories on whether the exclusive remedy of the workers' compensation system may not be so exclusive after all. In King v. CompPartners, the court said that an injured worker could potentially a...Read More
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