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Construction Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim for Unwitnessed Fall 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a construction worker for his Labor Law claim for an unwitnessed fall from a scaffold. ...Read More

Health Care Worker Failed to Prove Compensable Injury From Job-Related Stress 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a health care worker failed to prove she suffered a compensable mental or perivascular injury brought on by the stress of arriving for work and finding that the prior shift had left multiple tasks for her to do. ...Read More

Employee's Crushed Arm Brings $213K in OSHA Penalties 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An industrial accident that crushed an employee's arm brought $213,411 in penalties against an Ohio manufacturer, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $107K for Repeat Violations 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio plastics manufacturer faces $107,168 in penalties after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company exposed employees to amputation and struck-by hazards at its plant in Carey. ...Read More

MEMIC Paying Record $22M in Dividends 10/03/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 213 min read
Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it will pay a record $22 million in dividends to 17,000 employers. MEMIC’s bo...Read More

DWC Dismisses Thousands of Liens Filed by Younger Drobot 10/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation, in the first major case involving a law requiring it to dismiss liens held by those who have been convicted of fraud, eradicated nearly 5,000 claims filed by companies affiliated with Michael R. Drobot. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Time Limits for Contractor to Challenge Decision on Safety Citation 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 207 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a contractor has 30 days from the date of a decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board to bring a challenge, without extra time to account for the mailing of the decision. ...Read More

Treatment for Opioid Dependence Varies Among States, Study Finds 10/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
As workers’ comp payers have become more open to the idea of treating injured workers for opioid dependence, a new study has found differences among individual states and regions in how opioid abuse and dependence are treated. ...Read More

Lawsuits Argue That Certificates of Need Increase Costs 10/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Two physicians — one in North Carolina and another in Iowa — think they have found at least a partial solution to rising medical costs and have filed lawsuits to clear the way.  ...Read More

FDA Backs Study on Effectiveness of Compounded Pain Creams 10/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning a study on the safety and effectiveness of compounded topical pain creams. The FDA last wee...Read More
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