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Court Rejects Widow's Claim That Carriers Acted in Bad Faith 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker's widow failed to prove her allegations that two insurance carriers had acted in bad faith in settling her wrongful death claim. ...Read More

L&I Issues $126,400 Fine for Trenching Violations 10/03/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 35 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries fined a construction company $126,400 for failing to protect workers from dangers of working...Read More

Insurance Department Approves 4.2% Rate Cut 10/03/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1319 min read
Dean Cameron The Idaho Department of Insuran...Read More

DOJ to Award $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis 10/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 261 min read
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it is awarding almost $320 million to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The DOJ said the...Read More

Environmental Hazards Put Health Care Workers at Risk, Chubb Says 10/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A variety of environmental exposures at health care facilities, from mold to infectious diseases to hazardous waste, may put workers and patients at risk, according to a new white paper from Chubb. ...Read More

Uncertainty About Coal Miner Claims Prompts 'Negative' Outlook for KEMI 10/03/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 230 min read
A.M. Best has revised its outlook, to negative from stable, for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, partly due to the insurer’s uncertain exposure from coal miners’ occupational disease claims. ...Read More

Board Will Release Revised Medical Fee Schedule Today 10/03/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
After reviewing public comments on its proposed medical fee schedule that was released in June, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has revised the schedule and will make it available today. ...Read More

Attorney-Owned Pharmacy Comes Up in Gubernatorial Debate 10/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The much-discussed issue of compounded medications and attorney-owned pharmacies made its way to the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election campaign this week.  ...Read More

Equitable Principles Did Not Bar County From Denying Employment Relationship With Investigator 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a county commission was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an investigator’s occupational disease claim on the basis that he was not a county employee. ...Read More

Court Finds Triable Issue on Whether Worker Had 'Substantial Aggravation' of Pre-Existing Condition 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A divided Ohio appellate court panel revived a worker’s claim that she was entitled to benefits for an alleged aggravation of pre-existing conditions. Case: Schaefer v. Lake Hospital System, No. 2017-L-102, 09/28/2018, published. Facts and procedural...Read More
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