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Workers' Compensation News


House Votes to Cap Claimants' Attorney Fees at $150 an Hour 01/15/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1793 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
On their fourth day of the 2018 legislative session, members of Florida's House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass a bill that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour even though a 9.5% rate decrease went into effect 11 days earlier. ...Read More

6th Circuit Rejects Employee's Claim of Retaliation 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 693 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an employee’s claim of workers’ compensation retaliation against the Ford Motor Co. C...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker Who Claimed Carpal Tunnel Injury 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 849 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who claimed she developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of a single traumatic event at work. ...Read More

Judge Rejects PTSD Claim From Nightclub First Responder 01/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1363 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 88 min read
A Florida workers’ compensation judge has ruled against providing benefits to an Orlando police officer who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting that killed 49 people. ...Read More

Labor Committee Reviewing Proposals to Expand Presumptions 01/15/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 683 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 75 min read
The Washington state Senate Labor and Commerce Committee will review three presumption bills and a request for the Department of Labor and Industries to study risks associated with janitorial work, during a meeting today. ...Read More
John Sims Appointed to Work Comp Magistrate Board 01/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 773 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed attorney John Sims to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. Sims’ appointment is for a four-year term ending Jan. 26, 2021. The appointment is subject to Senate approval. Sims is the president of Sims and Stern P.C. in ...Read More

Court Upholds Jury Verdict Finding Worker Wasn't Fired in Retaliation for Claim 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 801 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict rejecting a worker’s claim that she had been fired in retaliation for pursuing benefits for an on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes Full-and-Final Settlements for All Claims 01/15/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
An Arizona lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow all injured workers to waive the right to future medical care when settling a claim. ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Raise Argument Before Board Forfeited Issue on Appeal 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer forfeited its argument that ulnar neuritis and cubital tunnel syndrome are the same condition by failing to raise the argument before the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Bureau to Host Public Hearing on Rule Amendments to Chapter 4167 01/15/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 to consider four new and amended rules to Chapter 4167 of the Ohio Revised Code. ...Read More
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