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Construction Stop-Work Orders on Decline 09/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The number of stop-work orders issued to Florida construction companies declined in 2017 from 2016, the first decrease in four years, according to a re...Read More
Review Committee Meeting to Consider Changes to Class Codes 09/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Classification Review Committee is holding a hearing in October to discuss changes to industry classification codes. The committee will consider proposed rev...Read More

Caggiano and Brown Join Willig, Williams & Davidson 09/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 36 | 0
Labor and employment attorneys Jessica Brown and Jessica Caggiano have joined Willig, Williams & Davidson, the firm announced Friday. ...Read More

IME's Opinion on Worker's Malingering Supported Board's Finding of No Further Disability 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a worker had no further disability related to a 2005 industrial accident based on a report by an independent medical examiner concluding that the worker was malingering. ...Read More

New Portal Offers Safety Data, Video, Training Programs 09/10/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Beware of the lunch hour on Wednesdays in August. That's when the majority of workplace accidents happen in Missouri, according to a new web...Read More

Inconsistent Accounts of Accident Supported Denial of Claim 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s inconsistent accounts of his on-the-job fall provided substantial evidence to support a denial of his claim for a right shoulder injury. ...Read More

Court Splits on Proper Standard to Judge Reasonableness of Worker's Refusal to Take Job 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal overturned an award of temporary total disability benefits to an injured worker in a case that spawned three separate opinions as to how to judge the reasonableness of her refusal of a job offer within her medical restrictions. ...Read More

Side Job Costs Bartender $26,578 in Restitution 09/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 427 min read
A Cleveland-area bartender must pay $26,578 in restitution after pleading guilty last week to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge. ...Read More

Ex-Arbitrator Says Emails Were Summaries of Court Rulings, Not Evidence of Bias 09/10/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
The former Illinois arbitrator whose name was withdrawn this year after questions were raised about his views said Friday that the appointment and review process has become too politicized. ...Read More

Email Only, Please, Board Says About Settlement Documents 09/10/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will no longer accept paper documents in settlements.  In fact, it will destroy them...Read More
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