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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Awards Benefits to Worker Injured While Volunteering at Event 02/10/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a worker who suffered injuries while volunteering at an employer-sponsored event was entitled to benefits. ...Read More

Contractor's Indemnification Claims Against Subcontractor Revived in Labor Law Suit 02/10/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A New York appellate court revived a general contractor’s cross-claim for indemnification against an electrical subcontractor in a Labor Law action based on a trip-and-fall accident. ...Read More

Governor Extends Session, Giving More Time on Pending Comp Bills 02/10/2021
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Virginia lawmakers have two more weeks to consider eight workers' compensation bills that passed one chamber before the regular session ended this week. ...Read More

Report: Gov. Fires Head of State Accident Fund, Requests Investigation 02/10/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster fired the head of the State Accident Fund Tuesday and demanded an investigation into whether she violated any laws by allegedly steering a $600,000 contract to her husband’s company, according to a ...Read More

BWC Sets Conferences on Safety and Medical 02/10/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 232 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will host two virtual conferences in the next two months. The Ohio Safety Congress and Expo, which ...Read More

DWC Will Hold Online Conference June 28-July 1 02/10/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 203 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold its annual conference virtually this year, one year after the division canceled its 2020 conference altogether. ...Read More

DWC to Renew Rules to Assist Medical-Legal Evaluations During COVID-19 02/09/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1097 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday announced that it plans to readopt emergency rules that allow remote medical-legal evaluations. ...Read More

Professor Suggests OSHA Violations Could Prove Occupational Nature of COVID Claims 02/09/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 797 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
For those who have complained that COVID-19 workers' compensation claims are too difficult to prove and that federal citations aren't much of a deterrent to unsafe workplaces, here's an idea that would tie the two concepts together. ...Read More

Worker Can't Pursue Tort Claim Against Colleague 02/09/2021
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker could not proceed with a tort claim against a colleague whose negligence allegedly caused an accident that left him paraplegic. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Workers' Comp to Cover Medical Marijuana in Certain Cases 02/09/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require workers’ compensation, personal injury and health insurance coverage for medical marijuana use under some circumstances. ...Read More
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