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Woman Injured During Pre-Employment Physical Can't Get Benefits 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that a woman who suffered injuries during a pre-employment physical is not entitled to benefits because there was not yet an employment relationship. ...Read More

Commission Can't Retroactively Increase Worker's Award 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Commission could not retroactively modify a worker’s award due to his status as a public safety officer when the original award had failed to take his position into account. ...Read More

Finalists Named for Two Seats on Work Comp Court 08/13/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission has chosen five finalists for two seats on the state’s Workers’ Compensation Court. T...Read More

Maiden Holdings' CEO Announces Retirement as Q2 Loss Reported 08/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Bermuda-based reinsurance company Maiden Holdings has announced that its president and chief executive officer, Art Raschbaum, is retiring, effective Sept. 1. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Request for Lump-Sum Award, Increase in Compensation 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an electrical worker was not entitled to a lump-sum payment of benefits nor an increase in the calculation of his average weekly wage. ...Read More

WCB Meeting to Discuss Privacy Rules 08/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is meeting Aug. 23 to discuss a recommendation to revise rules governing individually identifiable health information that is obtained by subpoena. Claimants’ attorney Marcia Alve...Read More

Court Tosses Award for Trucker Injured at Truck Stop While Dressing After Shower 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an interstate truck driver was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained while dressing after a shower at a truck stop. ...Read More

Governor Launches Task Force on Worker Misclassification 08/13/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday signed an executive order to establish an interagency task force ...Read More

Worker Can't Amend Description of Injury in Settlement Agreement 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an injured worker could not modify the description of his work injury in the settlement agreement he had previously reached, and that his employer was not liable to penalties for refusing to pay for some of the medical bills. ...Read More

Premium Level to Rise 1.2% 08/13/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has approved a 1.2% increase in the overall average pure premium level, effective Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association reporte...Read More
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