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E-Filing Requirement to Take Effect Nov. 30 11/09/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A regulation requiring the electronic filing of documents with the Kansas Division of Workers’ Compensation will take effect on Nov. 30. ...Read More

Employers Could Withdraw From Self-Insured Plans If Carriers Pick Up the Tail 11/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Texas could soon become the only U.S. state to require insurance carriers, when taking over policies of previously self-insured employers, to cover all claims incurred during the self-insured period, even those that are yet to be reported. ...Read More

Estate of College Athlete Can Proceed With Concussion Suit 11/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court last week ruled that the estate of a former collegiate football player can proceed with a lawsuit against his alma mater for allegedly failing to warn him of the long-term risks of the brain injuries he had suffered on the gridiron. ...Read More

Employer Can't Be Compelled to Produce Pre-Suit Discovery Material 11/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge erred in compelling an employer to produce discovery related to a former worker’s alleged exposure to toxic materials in response to a pre-suit demand by worker’s daughter. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Shields Oil Well Owner From Civil Liability 10/30/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the state Workers’ Compensation Act shielded an employer from civil liability to a horrifically injured oil field worker. ...Read More
Employers Net Income Up 117% in 3rd Quarter 10/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Employers Holdings on Thursday reported net income of $47.6 million during the third quarter, more than double the $21.9 million in profits reported for the same period last year. For the first nine months of the year, net income was $115.7 million, up 66% from $69.9 million in the prior-...Read More

Employee of Independent Contractor May Sue Hiring Party for Injuries 10/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 747 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the employee of an independent contractor was properly allowed to proceed with a tort claim against a property owner that had negligently retained control over the safety conditions at the job site. ...Read More

Employer's Immunity Shielded Truck Driver Trainee's Mentor From Suit 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a truck driver trainee could not proceed with a tort claim against his mentor for negligently falling asleep behind the wheel as they were traveling across Iowa. ...Read More

Employer Had Duty to Protect Worker's Family From Asbestos Exposure 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer has a duty to protect its employees' family members from potential exposure to asbestos fibers that the employee may carry home on his work clothes. ...Read More

Electrocution Leads to Proposed $331K Fine 10/15/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Pennsylvania contractor is facing proposed federal penalties of $331,101 after a worker was electrocuted at a Johnstown job site. Insight ...Read More
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