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Farmers Lawyer Appointed to WCAB 01/04/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1342 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
Gov. Jerry Brown, who leaves office on Monday, has appointed an Oakland defense attorney as a commissioner on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and reappointed three members of the state’s labor-management advisory panel.  ...Read More

State IDs Trucking Cos. With Unpaid Judgments 01/04/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The California labor commissioner posted a list of port trucking companies with unpaid judgments to implement a new law holding businesses that contract with the transportation firms ...Read More

RTGR Names Karen Course Partner 01/04/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer, also known as RTGR Law, announced that Karen Course is now a partner with the firm. ...Read More

Task Force Calls for Multi-Pronged Treatment of Pain, Questions CDC Guidelines 01/04/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 186 min read
A federal task force has released a draft report on opioids and pain management, recommending an individualized, multifaceted approach to treating pain as well as expanded insurance coverage for non-drug pain therapies. ...Read More

2019 Ushers in Many New Comp Regulations; Some Still Brewing 01/04/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 saw a raft of new workers’ compensation regulations in several states, from formularies in Indiana and Kentucky to new rules for utilization review in Illinois. ...Read More

Court Denies Casino Employee's Request for Additional Benefits 01/04/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 20 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a casino worker failed to prove her entitlement to additional benefits for injuries from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Contractor, Subcontractor Cited for Alleged Lack of Fall Protection 01/04/2019
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 63 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two roofing companies for allegedly exposing employees to the risk of falling at a construction site in Fountain, Colorado. ...Read More

Widow Can't Sue BWC for Alleged Negligence as Safety Consultant 01/04/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation was immune from suit by a worker’s widow for the agency’s alleged negligence in its provision of safety consulting services. ...Read More

Philip Welt Named EVP, General Counsel at W.R. Berkley 01/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Philip Welt as executive vice president and general counsel, while Joseph Sullivan and Michael Maloney have been appointed as executive vice presidents to oversee certain operating units. ...Read More

Contractor Arrested on Allegations of Theft, Lack of Comp Coverage 01/04/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A roofing contractor in Clearwater has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding homeowners and working without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More
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