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Waters Are Roiled After More Post-Protz Court Decisions, Legislation 06/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The workers' compensation waters of Pennsylvania are in full churn after new court rulings have upended the impairment rating process, and legislation that aims to fix the process has left a deep partisan divide in its wake. ...Read More

Webinar Will Focus on Telemedicine Applications 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
As occupational medicine provider Concentra has expanded its telemedicine services into a dozen states, the company’s vice president of telemedicine services will be a featured speaker during a webinar on Tuesday. ...Read More

Worker Gets Benefits for Head Injury From Fainting 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 38 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a worker suffered a compensable head injury from striking the ground after she suffered a fainting episode at work, even though it was an admittedly personal infirmity that had caused her to faint. ...Read More

Worker With Significant Loss of Use of Dominant Hand Didn't Have 'Grave Injury' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker with severe limitations on the use of his dominant hand had not suffered a “grave injury” to trigger his employer’s liability to a third party under the Workers’ Compensation Law. ...Read More

Max Attorney Fee Increasing by 4.57% 06/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 139 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced that attorney fees will increase by 4.57% to account for an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More

AmTrust Buyout Bid Increases to $14.75 Per Share 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Stone Point Capital and members of the founding family of AmTrust Financial Services have increased their offer to AmTrust shareholders in a potential deal to privatize the company. ...Read More

Chemical Manufacturer Cited for Worker's Death 06/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The U.S.Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a chemical manufacturer based in Greeley after an employee died due to lack of oxygen while cleaning the inside of a railcar. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Avoid Contractual Waiver of Subrogation Right 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that a carrier that waived its subrogation rights in exchange for a higher premium cannot indirectly recover the same proceeds it agreed not to pursue directly. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Healing Period Benefits to Worker After Unauthorized Surgery 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to healing period benefits for her recovery time after undergoing surgery that her employer had not authorized. ...Read More

Firefighter's Work-Related Cancer Didn't Qualify Him as 'Disabled' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a firefighter who became disabled from duty after he had retired did not qualify as a “disabled person” for purposes of the Line of Duty Death and Disability Act. ...Read More
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