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Workers' Compensation News


Labor Commissioner Fines Fast-Food Store Owners $126K for Alleged Retaliation 02/19/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 963 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 174 min read
A McDonald’s franchise owner in Los Angeles has been fined $126,000 for alleged workplace retaliation, according to the Department of Industrial Relations. ...Read More

Bill Would Extend Salary Continuation Benefits to State Firefighters 02/19/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Firefighters employed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection would be eligible for up to one year of salary continuation pay in lieu of temporary disability benefits, under a recently introduced bill. ...Read More

Coming in 2021: More Multiple-Injury Claims, Psyche Claims and Occupational Exposure 02/19/2021
State: NA | Segment: Top | 642 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
More claims are being filed for multiple injuries, and they're not always legitimate, an investigator and a New Jersey defense attorney said at a webinar this week. ...Read More

Labor Law Covers Worker Who Fell While Cleaning Gutter 02/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a maintenance worker was entitled to summary judgment on a Labor Law claim for a fall from a stepladder while removing a bird's nest from a gutter.   ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Fall 02/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a ladder. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations for Claims Against ISIF 02/19/2021
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 125 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 249 min read
In a case of first impression, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s complaint against the Industrial Special Indemnity Fund was not subject to the limitations periods set forth in Idaho Code Section 72-706. ...Read More

Comp Act Bars Worker From Pursuing Uninsured Motorist Benefits From Colleague's Carrier 02/19/2021
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 98 min read
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a worker cannot recover uninsured motorist benefits from a co-employee's insurer for damages stemming from a job-related accident. ...Read More

Labor Department Seeks $264K in Penalties After Worker Loses Part of Finger 02/19/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed more than $264,000 in fines for a Montana manufacturer and staffing agency after a worker suffered a partial finger amputation, according to a news release fro...Read More

Bill Extending Deadline for Mental Health Group Report Heads to Governor's Desk 02/19/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 248 min read
The Utah Senate voted 26-0 on Thursday in favor of a measure that would extend the deadline for the final report from a task force that studies the compensability of mental health claims for first responders. ...Read More

House Passes Bill Requiring Comp for Unpaid Interns 02/19/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
Unpaid student interns would be eligible for workers’ compensation, under a bill the Montana state House of Representatives passed unanimously. ...Read More
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