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Construction Worker Misclassification Act Didn't Cover Man Remodeling Restaurant 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a worker who was rendered paraplegic while remodeling his sister-in-law’s restaurant was not eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Compensability for ED-Stricken Man's Heart Surgery 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that the compensation court applied the wrong standard to determine whether an employer was liable for the cost of a worker’s coronary bypass procedure to prepare him for the implantation of a penile prosthesis. ...Read More

Insurance Carrier Received Adequate Notice of Claim 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld an award to an injured worker for a fracture in his knee that was related to prior treatment for a knee injury, finding that the insurance carrier had received adequate notice of the claim. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Availability of SLU and PPD Awards for Workers With Multiple Injuries 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured taxi driver cannot receive a schedule loss of use award and nonschedule award for the impairments caused in a single work-related accident, but he can receive an SLU award even if he is assigned nonschedule classifications. ...Read More

No Payment for Comp Attorney Hired by Manager Without Authority of Company 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation defense attorney was not entitled to payment for his services to an employer because the manager who hired him did not have the authority to do so. ...Read More

Bevins Appoints Real Estate Investor to KEMI Board 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Brian T. Evans Jr. as a member of the board of directors of Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Authority. ...Read More

Sunday Is Deadline for OSHA Injury Reports 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is reminding employers that Sunday is the deadline for filing 2017 OSHA reports on injuries and illnesses. OSHA Form 300A s...Read More

Tower MSA Partners Appoints Information Technology Director 06/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 404 min read
Tower MSA Partners announced Wednesday the appointment of Jesse Shade as director of information technology.  ...Read More

Sunz Appoints Chief Underwriting Officer 06/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Sunz Insurance Solutions announced Wednesday the appointment of Blake Souers as chief underwriting officer. Souers will report to Sunz Preside...Read More

Attorneys Should Send Representation Notices Electronically, Commission Says 06/28/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission is encouraging attorneys to file their notices of representation electronically to save time and money. ...Read More
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