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Maintenance Company Cited After Worker Burned in Explosion 12/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A property maintenance and land clearing company in Florida is facing $94,415 in proposed federal penalties after a worker was burned in an explosion. ...Read More

Jennifer Ryon Named Chief Revenue Officer at Prime Health Services 12/03/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Prime Health Services, a Nashville-based managed care company specializing in preferred provider networks, has named Jennifer Ryon as its chief revenue officer. ...Read More

Under TRIPRA Mathematics, Car Bombs a Greater Risk Than Nukes 11/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A large nuclear bomb explosion in downtown San Francisco would be the most severe terrorist attack possible for California in terms of total losses, but attacks with 600-pound conventional car bombs are actually a greater risk to California workers’ compensation insurers, according to ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Citation Over Shoring Violation 11/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an employer failed to preserve its challenge to a citation for inadequately shoring a trench, and that substantial evidence supported the issuance of the sanction. ...Read More

Survey Allows Public Input on State Occupational Injury Research Agenda 11/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
California’s labor-management advisory board is seeking public input through an online survey on its its agenda for research in occupational injury prevention. ...Read More

Subrogation Law Firm Hires Associate in Orange County 11/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer law firm, whose practice is focused on subrogation, has appointed Katherine Sandoval as an associate attorney in its Orange, California, office. ...Read More

2nd DCA Rejects Hospital Worker's Claim of Discrimination, Retaliation 11/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A California appellate court rejected a hospital employee’s claims of discrimination and retaliation for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Army Reserve Facility Issued Safety Notice After Worker Death 11/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a notice of safety violations to an Army Reserve facility in Sacramento where a civilian worker was fatally crushed by a utility vehicle cargo box. ...Read More

High Hospital Prices Help Drive Outpatient Services to Other Facilities 11/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Outpatient surgery isn’t the only medical service moving away from hospitals to other facilities: Minor radiology, lab work and physical medicine are also part of the trend, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Favorable Premium-Ranking Report Could Fuel More Pro-Worker Reforms 11/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 215 min read
In addition to a solid Democratic majority in both chambers of the legislature, a Democratic governor-elect and the overriding of three vetoes by the outgoing Republican governor, Illinois worker advocates have something else to put wind in their sails: A national comparison of workers&...Read More
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