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Survey: Most Carriers Conducting Safety Audits, Offer Dedicated Safety Unit 10/02/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
According to a survey by the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, 80% of insurers conduct safety audits of employers, and 60% have a dedicated safety unit for policyholders in the state. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Negligence Verdict for Independent Contractor's Fall From Roof 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned an award of damages to an independent contractor who suffered injuries while performing tree-trimming work for a property rental company. ...Read More

State Bucks National Trend of Declining Frequency 10/01/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
A new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance underscores a trend that has been developing for the last decade: The number of claims and workplace injuries continues to drop across the country. ...Read More

State Gets $2.1 Million for RTW Pilot Program 10/01/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 227 min read
The federal government has awarded a $2.1 million grant to the Connecticut Department of Labor, part of a program designed to return injured workers back to the job sooner. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Accepts Impossibility Defense to VSSR Claims 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
In a case of first impression, a divided Ohio Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer can defend itself from liability for an enhanced award of benefits based on a violation of a specific safety requirement if it would have been impossible to comply. ...Read More

Son Cannot Maintain Secondhand Exposure Tort Claim Against Father's Employer 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a son could not maintain a tort action against his father’s employer for injuries from toxins that had been brought home on work clothing. ...Read More

Study Shows How Dispensing Reforms Helped in Some States, but Not Others 09/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Legislation passed in 2014 designed to curb physician-dispensed medications has had a significant effect on cost, but perhaps not as much as lawmakers had hoped, thanks to new pharmacies that sprang up to fill expensive compound-drug prescriptions. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Voluntary Abandonment 09/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a worker who quit his job before recovering from a compensable injury lost his entitlement to temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

Supreme Court Stands by COCA Ruling on Time Limits to Seek Additional Compensation 09/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will not disturb a decision allowing workers to file a claim for additional compensation for a period of up to one year after the employer’s last payment of medical benefits. ...Read More

Seasonal Worker Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
A California farmworker who lied about the extent of her injuries will serve 100 hours of community service and pay a $220 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services said Tuesday. ...Read More
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