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No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Firefighter Who Was Sexually Assaulted 01/07/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that a firefighter was entitled to a disability retirement because of mental injuries from a sexual assault by her colleagues, but her injuries did not qualify as duty-related. ...Read More
 
 

School Bus Attendant Gets Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 01/07/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school bus attendant was entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits for her injuries from a fall while disembarking from a bus. ...Read More
 
 

MLAC Discussing Comp Bills at Friday Meeting 01/07/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee will at its Friday meeting review bills that would increase penalties, expand vocational rehabilitation services and create a presumption of compensability for post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Can't Reform Mutually Acknowledged Mistake in Agreement 01/07/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the Compensation Appellate Commission lacks the equitable authority to reform a contract that contained a mathematical error.   ...Read More
 
 

AmTrust, Swiss Re Make Deal on Small Commercial Policies 01/07/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. has entered into a quota share agreement for 2019 with Swiss Reinsurance America Corp. The agreement covers U.S. sm...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Restitution Order Compelling Criminal Defendant to Reimburse SAIF 01/07/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 70 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 50 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a criminal defendant did not suffer a violation of his constitutional rights by being ordered to pay restitution to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier that had provided benefits to a motorist who had been injured by his reckless driving. ...Read More
 
 

UPS to Contest $209K in OSHA Fines for Alleged Blocked Exit Routes 01/07/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
United Parcel Service is facing $208,603 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly obstructing exit routes at its distribution center in Sharonville, Ohio. ...Read More
 
 

House Bill, Like Senate's, Would Ease Cancer Presumption Requirements 01/07/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 113 min read
A bill introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates, similar to one filed last month in the state Senate, would make it a little easier for firefighters to be compensated when diagnosed with cancer. ...Read More
 
 

Loss Cost to Drop 3.5% This Year, Thanks to Fewer Claims 01/07/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Missouri Department of Insurance approved a 3.5% reduction in voluntary loss cost for 2019, effective this week, the department announced. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Won't Disturb 3rd DCA Ruling on Requirements for Establishing PTD Status 01/04/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1092 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The California Supreme Court will not change the precedential value of a decision from the 3rd District Court of Appeal on the proper procedural path for a worker to secure a finding of permanent total disability. ...Read More
 
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