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Worker Struck by Train Fails to Prove Psychological Injury 08/23/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who was struck by a train failed to prove he suffered a psychological injury in addition to physical injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Blodgett Named to New ALJ Position 08/23/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Oklahoma has added a new administrative law judge position, and a workers' compensation defense attorney will fill the slot next month. ...Read More
 
 

Truck Driver Charges Retaliation After Comp Claim 08/23/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An East St. Louis truck driver has filed a lawsuit, charging that he was fired after he was injured on the job and filed a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 
WCIRB Files for 5.4% Rate Cut 08/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau filed with the California Department of Insurance its recommendation for a 5.4% reduction in the advisory pure premium rate. ...Read More
 
 

Second Injury Fund Eliminates Big Backlog of Refund Requests 08/22/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
While a number of states have struggled to keep their second-injury funds afloat and others have eliminated the funds altogether, Texas regulators have quietly found a way to eliminate a backlog of hundreds of refund requests while keeping their fund solvent. ...Read More
 
 
MLAC Cancels Sept. 19 Meeting 08/22/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee canceled a meeting scheduled for Sept. 19 to discuss pending rulemaking activities and review the state’s nearly 30-year-old work comp reforms. The advisory committee rescheduled the meeting for 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 11. Agenda t...Read More
 
 

Roofing Contractor Fined $220,249 for Fall Hazards 08/22/2019
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 490 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
A roofing contractor faces a fine of $220,249 for exposing workers to fall hazards at a commercial building site in a Chicago suburb, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. ...Read More
 
 

Cookie Dough Plant Faces $782,526 Penalty for Violations 08/22/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
A Wisconsin company is facing $782,526 in penalties for exposing workers at its cookie dough manufacturing plant to machine safety hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Not Liable for Death of Worker From Drug Overdose 08/22/2019
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not liable for death benefits to the family of a worker who died from an overdose of heroin and the oxycodone he had been prescribed for a compensable injury. ...Read More
 
 

No TTD for Worker Fired After Repeatedly Violating Safety Rules 08/22/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 262 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker who was fired for repeatedly violating his employer’s safety rules had voluntarily abandoned his employment, becoming ineligible for temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More
 
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