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Senator Proposes Allowing Injured Workers to Choose Doctor 02/08/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 267 min read
A year after a Republican majority passed controversial cutbacks to workers’ compensation...Read More

State's Work-Related Fatalities Drop 15.2% as National Total Rises 02/08/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 43 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Though the number of work-related fatalities surged to its highest national levels in eight years, occupational deaths dropped 15.2% in Louisiana in 2016. ...Read More

Senator Proposes Bill to Ease Undocumented Immigrants' Access to Benefits 02/06/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A state senator has heeded calls to help Florida's undocumented workers after news stories spotlighted their plight after work injuries. ...Read More

Safety National Announces Management Reorganization 02/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Safety National plans to reorganize its management structure following the retirement of Gene Maier, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer. The changes will take effect April 1. ...Read More

Split Court Denies Benefits to College Student Injured on Summer Job 02/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a college student was not entitled to benefits for a shoulder injury he suffered while working as a laborer over the summer. ...Read More

Selective Insurance Profit Down in Q4, Up for the Year 02/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Selective Insurance Group has reported fourth quarter net income of $30.2 million, a 23% decrease from $39.4 million in the prior-year quarter. ...Read More

State Senator Proposes Bill to Aid Foreign Labor Contractors 02/02/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
A Democratic state senator from Montgomery County is trying again with a bill to aid those who assist foreign workers in the U.S. ...Read More

Split Court Tosses Widow's Claims Against Property Owner for Worker's Electrocution 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was entitled to the dismissal of a widow’s claims of liability for her husband’s electrocution while servicing a malfunctioning elevator. ...Read More

State Considering Eliminating Work Comp Board of Review, Replacing With Appellate Court 01/31/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: Top | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would eliminate the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, creating two intermediate appellate courts in its stead that would hear all civil, criminal, workers’ compensation and Public Service Commission appe...Read More

State Had No Jurisdiction Over Defendant in Claim From Terrorist Attack 01/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that the state court system lacked jurisdiction over an oil rig worker’s claim against a foreign company seeking damages for the injuries he allegedly sustained during a terrorist attack. ...Read More
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