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.
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: 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.
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
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
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
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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