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WCIRB Study Finds CT Claims Drive Up Pure Premium Rate, ALAE 09/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 855 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Without the effect of cumulative trauma claims in California, the indicated advisory pure premium rate for Jan. 1, 2018, would have been $1.59 per $100 of payroll rather than $1.96, according to preliminary results of a study by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Rossi Law Firm Announces Death of Senior Attorney Jacqueline Hilton 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 994 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Jacqueline T. Hilton, an attorney who spent her career representing insurers and employers, died last month after a short battle with cancer, the Rossi Law Group announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Cites Garment Manufacturers for Skirting Registration Law 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
Four garment contractors who lacked workers’ compensation insurance were among six cited by state labor officials for trying to skirt state law by sharing a registration, the Labor Commissioner’s Office announced Wednesday. ...Read More

High Court to Review Decision Awarding Comp in Knife Attack 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 690 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The California Supreme Court will review an appellate court decision finding workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for a husband and wife attacked by a man with a knife while doing a welfare check at the request of a deputy sheriff. ...Read More

Occupational Illnesses and Exposures Up Slightly, Report Shows 09/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
By one measure, work-related illnesses and exposures increased slightly in Connecticut in 2016, thanks in part to a rise in infectious disease and human-bite incidents. By another measure, the number of reported diseases was lower than in 2015, but the rate was still higher than in most other sta...Read More

Court Allows Injured Worker to Proceed With Strict Liability Claim Against Property Developer 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived an injured worker’s strict liability claim against a property developer who had hired his employer to perform an ultra-hazardous activity. ...Read More

Lack of Ergonomic Work Station Wasn't Cause of Employee's Need for Surgeries 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a finding that the lack of ergonomics at a clerical worker’s office was not the cause of her need for multiple surgeries. ...Read More

NCCI recommending 14.8% Rate Cut 09/06/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 48 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending that the Alaska Division of Insurance reduce its voluntary loss cost level, by 14.8%, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Mold Sickness Should Be Considered WC Claims, County Says 09/06/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Some 15 county employees in Spartanburg, South Carolina, have claimed sickness from mold inside a county office building, and they want civil damages to be determined in trial court. ...Read More

ICA Leaves Fee Schedule Largely Unchanged 09/06/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission is proposing few changes in the Physician’s Fee Schedule that goes into effect Oct. 1. The Industrial ...Read More
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