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Study Shows Chiros Focusing on 'Easy' Lower-Back Exams 10/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A study by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation draws a bold line under a concern that physicians have had for years: The designated doctor program has tilted heavily toward chiropractors and away from medical doctors. ...Read More

Worker Who Fought for Benefits Can't Reduce Repayment Obligations 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A narrowly divided Washington Supreme Court last week ruled that the state Employment Security Department can reap the benefits of an injured worker’s efforts to secure additional comp benefits without having to share in the cost of his legal fees. ...Read More

Pet Food Manufacturer Failed to Correct Safety Violations, OSHA Says 10/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 243 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey pet food manufacturer for allegedly failing to correct previously identified workplace safety hazards. ...Read More

Split Court Denies Benefits to Worker for Alleged Injury 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for a injury she allegedly sustained while scanning her employer-provided parking pass to enter a public parking garage at her workplace. ...Read More
SunPoint Assumes CUNA Mutual's Runoff Portfolio 10/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
SunPoint Holdings Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary SunPoint Reinsurance Ltd., has assumed a runoff portfolio of workers’ compensation liabilities from CUNA Mutual Group. CUNA, a Wisconsin-based insurance group, provides financial services to credit unions across the U....Read More

Heyl Royster Names Craig Young as Managing Partner 10/09/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 216 min read
Workers’ comp defense attorney Craig S. Young has been elected managing partner of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer's Stairwell Fall 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court overturned the denial of duty disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer who suffered injuries in a stairwell fall after being startled by an inmate. ...Read More

6th Circuit Upholds Award of Black-Lung Benefits to Coal Worker's Widow 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award of black lung benefits to the widow of a coal facility worker who had developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. ...Read More

Expert Opinions Properly Excluded Due to Truck Driver's Failure to Disclose Witnesses 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that a truck driver’s failure to name his expert witnesses was fatal to his ability to prove causation for injuries from a fall. ...Read More

Employer That Disciplined Workers for Injuries Ordered to Pay $100K 10/09/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A federal district judge upheld a $100,000 award to a Wisconsin employee who was fired for committing an “unsafe act” after reporting that he had twisted his ankle, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More
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