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Report: State to Fight Lawsuit Over Hanford Presumption 12/13/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Officials in Washington state vowed to defend a new law creating a presumption of compensability for cancer, heart conditions and breathing problems suffered by workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation. ...Read More

Pension Board's Denial of Application Went Against Manifest Weight of Evidence 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured police officer was entitled to a disability pension for his injuries, as the decision to deny his application went against the manifest weight of the record evidence. ...Read More

Pinnacol: Car Accidents Account for 40% of Fatalities 12/13/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Motor vehicle accidents account for 40% of the occupational fatalities in Colorado, according to state-chartered Pinnacol Assurance. Pinnacol, whi...Read More
Commission Secures New Hearing Site in Urbana 12/13/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced Tuesday that it has secured a new hearing location in Urbana, at the Lincoln Square Mall. The new location is a few blocks from the current hearing location at the Urbana Civic Center, the commission said in an emaile...Read More

Goldberg Segalla Appoints 3 Partners 12/13/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Goldberg Segalla, a national law firm that represents employers, announced the appointment of three partners to its trucking, workers’ compensation and professional liability practices in Princeton, New Jersey. ...Read More

Bill Would Let Retired Comp Judges Get Pensions 12/13/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Legislation introduced this week would allow workers' compensation judges and administrative law judges to switch from a 401(k)-type retirement plan to the state's pension system. ...Read More

Attorney's Form Flub Forfeited Employer's Ability to Appeal 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a defense attorney’s use of the wrong form to request review of a workers’ compensation law judge’s ruling was fatal to the employer’s ability to obtain relief. ...Read More

Labor Advocates Say USDA Relying on Flawed Data to Speed Hog Slaughter Lines 12/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 672 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A labor advocacy group says the U.S. Department of Agriculture relied on flawed data that downplayed the risk to workers in order to justify a proposal to remove all limits on line speeds at hog slaughtering plants, according to ...Read More

City Aldermen Move to Strip Burke of Power Over Chicago's WC Program 12/13/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
  A coalition of progressive Chicago city officials took steps this week to remove control of the city's $100 million workers' compensation program from the hands of powerful Alderman Ed Burke, a Chicago newspaper ...Read More

Settlement Agreements Must Be Filed Electronically Starting Jan. 1 12/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims is reminding attorneys that all settlement agreements must be submitted electronically starting Jan. 1. ...Read More
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