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Workers' Compensation News


Construction Worker Prevails on Labor Law Claim for Fall on Ice at World Trade Center Site 02/20/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 862 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
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CNA Names VP for Orange and San Diego Counties 02/19/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 839 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Court Says GM Can't Start Taking Offsets from Disabled Retiree's Comp Benefits 02/19/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MI | Segment: Top | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Court of Appeals last week ruled that General Motors could not reduce a former employee's workers' compensation benefits to account for the income from his disability pension, seven years after he retired. Some 1,800 disabled GM retirees started getting smaller benefi...Read More
Commission to Consider IME, Medical Case Manager Appointments 02/19/2015
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission will consider for possible approval an independent medical examiner and a medical case manager at its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at the commission chambers in Oklahoma City. According to the meeting agenda, Dr. Dave Sweeney has b...Read More
Court Won't Sign Off on Settlement Deal due to Worker's Delay in Seeking its Approval 02/18/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court said that a worker's delay in seeking judicial approval of a settlement he had reached with a third-party tortfeasor justified the judge's refusal to sign off on it. Case: Lobban v. Brown, No. 2014-06025, 02/04/2015, published. Facts: Denzil Lobb...Read More

Court Approves Worker's $2M 3rd-Party Settlement, Orders Payment of Carrier's Lien 02/18/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to summary judgment granting judicial approval to his $2 million settlement with the third-party tortfeasor responsible for his on-the-job accident, but his employer's insurance carrier was also entitled to summary judgment ...Read More
Committee Passes Intoxication, RTW Bills 02/17/2015
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico House Business and Employment Committee passed bills that would reduce benefits for injured workers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of injury and prohibit employees from continuing to collect benefits if they are fired or retire after returning to work, ...Read More
Carrier Must Pay for Medical Treatment that Wasn't Causally-Related to Worker's Back Injury 02/13/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers and carriers in Iowa can be held liable for the cost of a worker's medical treatment from the care provider they authorized, even if that treatment is not for an industrial injury, according to a Court of Appeals decision from Wednesday. Deciding an issue of first impression...Read More
Court Rejects Challenge to Ban on Local Government Workers' Ability to Sue Co-Employees 02/13/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maryland's Court of Special Appeals rejected an injured municipal worker's challenge to the statutory ban on lawsuits by local government employees against coworkers for an on-the-job tort. Case: Blue v. Arrington, 01/30/2015, No. 1036, published. Facts & Procedural Hi...Read More

Court Reverses Summary Judgment Against Sandblaster on his Jones Act Claim 02/13/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court revived a sandblaster's claim that he qualified as a "seaman" covered by the Jones Act based on his work on rigs and platforms in the navigable waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Case: Baldwin v. Cleanblast, 02/04/2015, No. 2013-10251, published. ...Read More
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