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Workers' Compensation News


DWC: Injury Rate Fell in 2018; Missed Work Days Increased 11/08/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
More than a quarter of the nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private-sector employers in 2018 resulted in days away from work, according to a report the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation published Thursday. ...Read More

Court Rejects Challenge to Allocation of Fees 11/08/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
An Ohio appellate court rejected a worker’s challenge to the allocation of attorney fees between the two law firms that had helped her in securing benefits for an industrial injury. ...Read More

No Benefits for Teacher Who Fell in Parking Lot 11/08/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a teacher was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from falling in the parking lot of her school as she was leaving for the day. ...Read More

Alliant Hires Shaan Merchant as VP in Bannockburn 11/08/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Shaan Merchant has joined Alliant Insurance Services as first vice president in the company’s office in Bannockburn, Illinois. ...Read More

AmTrust: Average Retail Injury Results in 24 Days Off Work 11/08/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The average retail injury causes employees to miss an average of 24 days from work, according to claims data analyzed by AmTrust Financial Services Inc. ...Read More

AG Defends $4.3M Penalty, Saying ALA Knew It Was Not Authorized to Sell Comp Coverage 11/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 628 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
American Labor Alliance had to know its customers believed they were buying legal workers’ compensation coverage and that it was not licensed to sell insurance in California, the attorney general’s office argued in court filings supporting a $4.3 million penalty handed down last year....Read More

Cal/OSHA Applauds Court Decision in Home Depot Penalty Case 11/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health applauded an appellate court decision upholding citations issued to Home Depot for violating safety standards after a warehouse worker suffered a serious foot injury in 2014. ...Read More

Democratic Victories May Bring 'Incremental' Changes for Workers' Comp 11/07/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A blue wave that swept through Kentucky and Virginia on Tuesday has given Democrats more control over those states' workers' compensation systems and could result in at least some changes in judges, a cancer presumption law and new retaliation prohibitions. ...Read More

Worker Can Establish Occupational Disease Claim Without Link to 'General Work Activities' 11/07/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker is not required to prove that his alleged occupational disease was caused by his “general work activities” in order to be entitled to benefits. ...Read More

Split Court Overturns Jury's Award to Worker on Bad Faith Claim 11/07/2019
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A divided Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned a jury verdict awarding a parcel delivery driver $100,000 in damages on his bad faith claim against his employer’s workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
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