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Worker's Failure to Disclose Potential 3rd-Party Action Didn't Forfeit Claim 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured worker’s failure to disclose the existence of a potential third-party liability action did not bar his pursuit of a claim after a bankruptcy discharge. ...Read More
WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting 12/13/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Members of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss 2017 state Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission decisions during a Jan. 11 meeting. Board members will also discuss the 2018 year-to-date budget during the meeting. The agenda also includes a ...Read More

Worker Had 'Earning Power' Despite Inability to Secure Job 12/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was entitled to a modification of its payment of benefits to a worker who was unable to obtain any of the positions identified though a labor market survey. ...Read More
WCB Awards Paid Family Leave Arbitration Services Contract 12/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has selected National Arbitration and Mediation as the provider of choice for paid family leave arbitration services. NAM was selected through a competitive bidding process. On April 1, 2016, the New York workers’ compensa...Read More

WCB Continues String of Victories Against Dissolved Group Trusts' Members 12/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers' Compensation Board scored the latest in its string of victories against members of dissolved workers' compensation self-insurance trusts on Thursday with a decision clearing its way to recover $133 million. ...Read More

Worker's Settlement of 3rd-Party Action Didn't Bar Comp Claim 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not barred from pursuing a comp claim for his injuries from a car accident when he had already settled a suit against the motorist responsible for the accident, without his employer’s consent. ...Read More

Worker Who Got Raise After Accident Wasn't Entitled to Increase in PPD Benefits 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits in excess of the percentage of his permanent physical impairment, since he was able to return to work and earn more than he had when he was hurt. ...Read More

WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System 12/11/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold free training sessions throughout December on a new electronic filing system that will become mandatory at the start of the new year. ...Read More

Worker May Proceed With Claims for Respiratory Illness 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to proceed with his claim for damages for a respiratory illness against a subcontractor on the project for which he had been working. ...Read More

WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation 12/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year. ...Read More
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