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Widow Can Pursue Tort Recovery from Employer for Worker's Death while Driving Drunk 06/17/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NM | Segment: Top | 700 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Court of Appeals last week revived a widow's wrongful-death claims against her late-husband's employer after he died in a car wreck on a business trip while driving drunk in a company vehicle, deciding that exclusive remedy did not bar the lawsuit. ...Read More
 
 
WCD Proposes Changes to Medical Service Rules 06/16/2015
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon's Workers' Compensation Division is proposing revisions to its medical rules that would limit the ability of carriers to deny payment for ancillary services in some cases and require insurers to approve or reject a request for preauthorization of a diagnostic study within 14 days....Read More
 
 
WC Judge Applies for Circuit Court Judge Vacancy 06/15/2015
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Workers with Sleep Apnea nearly twice as likely to be Injured at Work, Researchers Find 06/15/2015
Source: MedPage Today
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal
(image via 123rf) Workers with mod...Read More
 
 
Worker Can Simultaneously Collect PTD and PPD Benefits for Injuries from same Accident 06/12/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 9718 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker could receive awards for permanent total disability compensation and permanent partial disability where the permanent partial award was for a different body part. Case: State ex rel. Presbyterian Retirement Services v. Industrial Commis...Read More
 
 
Worker Fired after 2 Unexcused Absences Failed to Establish His Claim of Retaliatory Termination 06/12/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1002 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker who was fired after he didn't show up for work two days in a row failed to establish his termination had been done in retaliation for his filing of a workers' compensation claim. Case: Salazar v. Crossroads Mechanical, No. 13-14-00478-CV...Read More
 
 

WC Summit Approved for Continuing Education Credits 06/12/2015
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Summit, hosted at the Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd from June 17-18, has been approved by both ...Read More
 
 
Worker Deaths Result in Penalties against Subcontractors 06/12/2015
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Subcontractors at a Pearl Harbor naval facility are facing $46,000 in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a 7-ton buoy struck and killed two employees last December, according to the administration.  Workers at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Offic...Read More
 
 
West New York Mayor Indicted on Fraud Charges 06/11/2015
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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WCAB Proposes more Changes to Rules on Practice and Procedure 06/10/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 7650 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board on Tuesday posted proposed revisions to five more articles in its Rules of Practice and Procedure and revised its earlier proposed amendments to three other articles. The WCAB is in the process of rewriting its procedural rules, which...Read More
 
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