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Pre-Filed Bill Would Reduce Employee Assessments 01/05/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Mexico workers would see a 25% reduction in fees they pay to fund administration of the state’s workers’ compensation system under a bill filed ahead of the legislative session that starts Jan. 16. ...Read More

Retirement Didn't Preclude Award of Disability Benefits 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s voluntary retirement did not render him ineligible for disability benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

No Benefits for Retail Worker Injured in Car Crash 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned an award of benefits to a retail store worker for his injuries in a car accident while driving home from an assignment. ...Read More
Toledo Comp Attorney Vies for State Supreme Court Seat 01/05/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp defense attorney Richard L. Johnson has applied to fill a vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court created by the resignation of Justice William O’Neill. Johnson is one of three applicants for the seat, The Blade ...Read More

Estranged Husband Can't Collect Death Benefits as Surviving Spouse or Dependent 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker’s estranged husband was not entitled to benefits for her death as a dependent or as her surviving spouse. ...Read More

Widow Can't Collect Medical Benefits if Worker's Bills Were Already Paid 01/05/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that a widow was not entitled to collect payment from the comp carrier for her late husband’s employer for the cost of medical bills that had been already been paid by a special fund. ...Read More

Worker Employed by Wife Wasn't Subject to Comp Act 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that worker was not eligible for coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Act because he was his wife’s business partner, not her employee. ...Read More

Swift Currie Names Six Partners in Atlanta 01/05/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP has elected six workers’ compensation attorneys to partnership, effective Jan. 1, including several whose focus is workers’ compensation defense. ...Read More

Court Made Right Call in Classifying Cinder Blocks as Falling Objects, Appellate Court Says 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court affirmed the Supreme Court of New York County's decision to classify falling cinder blocks as falling objects for the purposes of Labor Law § 240(1), rejecting an employer's argument that the term should apply only to objects that workers can be protec...Read More

High Court to Consider Classification of Newspaper Carriers 01/05/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Massachusetts' high court is set to decide whether newspaper carriers are employees or independent contractors, a decision that will determine their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits, ...Read More
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