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Court Upholds Finding of Further Disability for Worker With PTSD 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder had a further causally related disability from an armed robbery. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Alleged Respiratory Injury 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who claimed she developed asthma after being exposed to aromatherapy fumes at her workplace. ...Read More

Bill Allowing Treatment by PT Assistant Sent to Governor 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill approved by the New York Legislature that would allow physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature. ...Read More

Governor Appoints Labor & Industry Commissioner 11/22/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock recently appointed Galen Hollenbaugh to serve as commissioner of the Department of Labor & Industry. ...Read More

Contractor's Performance of Odd Jobs Didn't Prove Change in Condition 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier failed to prove that a former electrical contractor was no longer totally disabled, as his performance of odd jobs without pay did not establish his ability to be gainfully employed. ...Read More

MSF Asks Court to Stop Management Fee Transfer 11/22/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana State Fund is asking a court to declare unconstitutional legislation awaiting Gov. Steve Bullock’s signature that would impose a 3% “management fee” on the carrier’s investment portfolio, according to ...Read More

Bill Would Increase Judges' Initial Term to 6 Years 11/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill filed last week in the Florida Legislature would increase the initial term of office for a workers’ compensation judge to six years, rather than the current initial term of four years. ...Read More

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Long List of Infractions 11/22/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An unlicensed home improvement contractor accused of defrauding customers, insurance companies and the workers' compensation system pleaded guilty to 42 charges in Salem Superior Court on Monday, ...Read More

Business Group Urging Lawmakers to Reform Comp 11/22/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Greater Louisville Inc., the city’s chamber of commerce, has made workers’ compensation reform one of its legislative priorities for 2018. ...Read More

BWC Joins Fight Against Firefighter Cancer Risks 11/22/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have joined forces to educate firefighters about on-the-job cancer risks and safety resources available through their agencies. ...Read More
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