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Roofer's Higher Premiums Justified by Subcontractors' Liability 02/06/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A roofing contractor must pay National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford $96,323 in retrospective premiums because its subcontractors increased its liability, a Connecticut appellate court ruled. Case: National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford v. Beaulieu Company, No. AC 33612, 2/5/13...Read More
Registration Opens for 'Safety Congress' April 9-11 02/05/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Registration is now open for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation's 2013 "Safety Congress and Expo," which is scheduled for April 9 to 11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.The bureau says the free annual event is the largest and longest running occupational safety, ...Read More
Roofing Contractor Fined $44,880 for Fall Hazards 02/04/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Connecticut roofing contractor for fall hazards in connection with a project in Milford, Conn.OSHA said in a press release inspectors have proposed $44,880 in fines against Amilicar Samper Perez, doing business as Roof Sy...Read More
Res Judicata Did Not Bar Petition for Prescribed Bed 02/01/2013
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 687 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The doctrine of res judicata did not bar an injured worker's petition for a sleep number mattress prescribed by her authorized physician, Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal concluded.Case: Smith v. Time Customer Services, No. 1D12-2398, 1/31/13, published.Facts: W...Read More
Reliance on Financial Planner Helps Claimant Get Commutation of PD 01/31/2013
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant's use of a financial planner showed that he was responsible enough to use his lump-sum commutation wisely, the Iowa Court of Appeals concluded. Case: Pilgrim's Pride Corp. v. Eakins, No. 2-1016/12-0901, 1/24/13, published.Facts: Johnie Eakins, an employee o...Read More
Road Dept. Worker Not on 'Special Mission' at Time of Accident 01/15/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A county employee who was injured in a vehicle collision on his way to his assigned workplace was not on a special mission for his employer at the time, nor was he working as a volunteer firefighter, even though he was on call and carried a pager with him, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Div...Read More
Rate Calculation Program for 2013 Now Available 01/15/2013
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has announced that "Version 14" of its calculation program which includes rates for the year 2013 is now available.The agency says "the Legislature has made statutory changes affecting dates of injury on or after Dec. 19, 2011.""T...Read More
Rating Bureau Issues Circular on 2nd Injury Fund Assessment 01/11/2013
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau has issued a circular regarding the Workers' Compensation Board's assessment for the Second Injury Fund for 2013.Informational Circular 2013-01 says the board has issued its notice dated Dec. 31 titled "2013 Second Injury Fund Calculation of...Read More
Registration Opens for Governor's Safety Conference 01/09/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2013 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, featuring more than 150 workshops and sessions, will be held March 4 through 7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.The conference will feature sessions in training safety workers, what to expect from an O...Read More
Roofing Company Hit with $87,010 in Fines after 2 Inspections 01/09/2013
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Zamastil Exteriors, a roofing company in Wonder Lake, Ill., seven safety citations, with fines totaling $87,010, following two separate inspections in July and in October 2012.The alleged violations include failing to provide a...Read More
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