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No Summary Judgment for Worker Due to Differing Accounts of Accident 01/04/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on an alleged injury caused by a shifting scaffold. ...Read More

Bill Would Clarify Authority of Insurance Department to Enforce Comp Laws 01/04/2019
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 107 min read
Legislation introduced in Utah would clarify that the Insurance Department is allowed to investigate and enforce certain provisions of the state’s workers’ compensation laws. ...Read More

Window Washer Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 01/04/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a window washer was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries from an accident caused when a scaffold gave way beneath him. ...Read More

Prison Guard Falsified Documents to Get Benefits, State Says 01/04/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
A prison guard in Buffalo has been indicted on charges that he falsified medical documents in order to receive more than $4,000 in workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

WC Fees to Remain Steady for 2019, but Exam Assessments for Carriers to Rise 01/04/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
Most maintenance taxes and fees for workers' compensation carriers will remain the same for 2019, but assessments for examinations of carriers' books will rise again, the Texas Department of Insurance announced ...Read More

PTSD Presumption for First Responders Now Law 01/04/2019
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
Minnesota this week became the latest state to recognize post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable condition for first responders. &ldqu...Read More

Schmitz Returning to WCAB as Deputy Commissioner 01/03/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 722 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Anne Schmitz on Wednesday returned to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board as deputy commissioner, after a six-month hiatus. ...Read More

Home Health Fee Schedule Rules in Progress 01/03/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation continues to work on rules to implement the requirement from Senate Bill 863 to adopt a fee schedule for home health care services. ...Read More

Report: Strippers Don't Like Employee Classification 01/03/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The San Francisco Examiner reports that strippers are not happy, and being classified as employees — as appears to be required under a 2018 decision from the California Supreme Court — could be part of the problem....Read More

Employer Can't Compel Arbitration of Injured Workers' Discrimination Claims 01/03/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an employer could not compel the arbitration of discrimination and retaliation claims by a group of injured workers subject to a collective bargaining agreement. ...Read More
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