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L&I Proposes Rules to Clarify Self-Insurer Claims-Handling Obligations 09/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has proposed rules that would give self-insured employers some of the additional claims-handling authority lawmakers refused to provide over the last two sessions. ...Read More

Insurers, Self-Insureds Still Paying for State Services Outside of Comp 09/13/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: MS | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
With hopes dashed during this year’s legislative session, the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission and disappointed stakeholders are stuck for now with a situation in which insurance companies and self-insureds, whose assessments fund the commission, are essentially ...Read More

Court Holds Employer Liable for Injuries to Worker Flung From Wheelchair 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a worker was entitled to additional benefits for her injuries that were caused when she was flung from a wheelchair while she was being treated for a compensable back injury. ...Read More

SAIF Board Approves $120M Primary Dividend, $40M Safety Dividend 09/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 236 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. on Wednesday declared a $120 million primary dividend as well as an additional $40 million safety performance dividend that will be paid based on each policyholder’s safety results. ...Read More

Failure to Give Notice of 3rd-Party Recoveries Forfeits Entitlement to LHWCA Benefits 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker lost his entitlement to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act because he failed to provide his employer with notice of recovery from two third-party tortfeasors. ...Read More

WC Board Reminds 9/11 Workers to Register Under Extended Deadline 09/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board is reminding World Trade Center cleanup participants that the deadline for joining the official registry of workers has been extended until Sept. 11, 2022....Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Knee Replacement Surgery 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Medical Commission to grant coverage for a worker’s knee replacement surgery. Ca...Read More

Carlyle Group in Talks to Purchase Sedgwick Claims Management 09/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The private equity firm Carlyle Group is in talks to acquire Sedgwick Claims Management Services, the largest U.S. insurance claims service provider, for more than $6 billion, according to ...Read More

Employer Can't Challenge Causation for Injury Found Compensable Under LHWCA 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that an employer could not challenge the causal connection between a worker's injury and his job because he had already established compensability under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgement After Fall From Ladder 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries from a fall while working on an excavation project. ...Read More
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