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State Close to Regulating Uber, Lyft, Drivers Defined as Independent 11/11/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 3486 | 0 | Popular with Legal
(image via Lyft) Legislators in Ohio are mo...Read More
 
 
Stanley Law Offices Appoints WC, Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse 11/11/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 774 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stanley Law announced Tuesday the appointment of Brianne M. Carbonaro as a workers' compensation and personal injury attorney at its Syracuse, New York, office. ...Read More
 
 

Study Identifies Blood Pressure Changes as Chronic Pain Measure 11/09/2015
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1592 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A problem with chronic pain is that it’s subjective, often leading to disputes over whether a workers’ compensation claimant’s reported pain is real and deserving of treatment or just a ploy to obtain benefits. ...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Approving Medical Treatment 11/09/2015
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court overturned the denial of a worker's request for treatment for his tinnitus and ordered the reinstatement of his temporary total disability benefits. Case: Pulawa v. Oahu Construction Co., No. SCWC-11-0001019, 11/04/2015, published. Facts: Benjamin Pula...Read More
 
 

State Senator to Keynote WC Workshop in Fort Lauderdale 11/09/2015
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida state Sen. Chris Smith is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech during the Florida Workers' Comp Workshop sponsored by the Associated Industries of Florida on Friday. ...Read More
 
 

Steel Maker Fined $393K after 1,000-lb. Load Falls on Worker's Foot 11/06/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
After a crane's safety latch failed and caused 1,000 pounds of equipment to fall on a worker below, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed $393,500 in fines against a steel manufacturer. ...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Says Liability for CT Injuries Can't Be Apportioned 11/06/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the full amount of liability for a long-time heavy machinery operator's cumulative trauma injuries was properly assigned to the employer the worker had been working for on the date his injuries manifested. Case: Hale v. CDR Operations, No. 2014-SC...Read More
 
 
Social Services Worker Charged with Fraud 11/05/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A social services group counselor allegedly seen bench pressing 315 pounds while receiving benefits for a shoulder injury that he said prevented him from answering phones faces four felony fraud charges, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Maluelue Talu...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Says Worker Can't Sue in Tort if Comp Claim Is Time-Barred 11/05/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A divided Illinois Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the exclusivity provisions of the state's Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Diseases Act prohibit workers from seeking a civil remedy even if they are time-barred from obtaining recovery under either act. The WCA g...Read More
 
 
Safety National Reorganizes Claims Dept. after Retirement of Senior VP 11/05/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Safety National Casualty Corp. announced Wednesday that it has reorganized its claims department after the retirement of Senior Vice President of Claims Carl Reynolds, who had been with the St. Louis-based carrier for the past 30 years. Vice President of Claims Mitch Neuhaus has been appo...Read More
 
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