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Workers' Compensation News

Shipyard Faces $271K Fine Following Employee Drowning 07/11/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $271,061 for a Florida shipyard where an employee drowned in an accident in January. OSHA issued citations on July 2 to North Florida Shipyards Inc., a shipbuilding and repair company in Jacksonville. ...Read More
SIME Selection Penal Meeting 07/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The panel that selects doctors to serve as second independent medical examiners for Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board will hold a series of meetings later this month. The Second Independent Medical Examiner Selection Panel will meet four times to providers that will be desi...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds PTD Award for Sprained Ankle, Plus Attorney Fees 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SD | Segment: Top | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The South Dakota Supreme Court last week ruled that a retail worker was entitled to permanent total disability benefits after she sprained her ankle at work, plus an award of attorney fees, because of the comp carrier’s failure to properly investigate her claim. ...Read More

Substantial Evidence Supported Reversal of PTD Award for Back Injury 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for her disability following a back injury. Case:...Read More

Supreme Court Orders New Trial in Contract Dispute Between Staffing Co. and Payroll Provider 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled that a payroll management service provider was entitled to a new trial on a breach of contract claim that a temporary staffing agency had filed against it because of instructional errors during the trial. ...Read More

Senate Balks at 'Employee-Friendly' Commissioner Nominee 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The elevation of a deputy commissioner to head the North Carolina Industrial Commission may have hit a roadblock after business interests said his rulings have been too employee-friendly. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a fall that occurred after he unhooked his safety lanyard while disassembling a scaffold. ...Read More

Sunday Is Deadline for OSHA Injury Reports 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 243 | 0
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is reminding employers that Sunday is the deadline for filing 2017 OSHA reports on injuries and illnesses. OSHA Form 300A s...Read More

Sunz Appoints Chief Underwriting Officer 06/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Sunz Insurance Solutions announced Wednesday the appointment of Blake Souers as chief underwriting officer. Souers will report to Sunz Preside...Read More

Split Court Reinstates Jury's $1.7 Million Award to Injured Offshore Worker 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A divided Texas appellate court on Tuesday reinstated a jury’s award of more $1.7 million in damages to an offshore oil platform worker for an arm injury. ...Read More
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