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Workers' Compensation News

Florida Carrier Avoids Attorney Fees With Late Payment 04/22/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Florida employer avoided liability for attorney fees by paying all benefits owed within 14 days of a claimant's petition for them, despite not filing a response to the petition itself.The 1st District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court's ruling in CTL Distribution, Inc.,...Read More
Frank Russo Joins Compensation Mediation & Arbitration Services 04/21/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Frank Russo, a former president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, has joined Compensation Mediation & Arbitration Services.Russo is the founder of The Russo Law Firm in Oakland and currently publishes "The California Progress Report."Frank joins ret...Read More
Feds Serve Subpoenas in Boston Fire Investigation 04/21/2008
State: MA | Segment: Fraud | 17 | 0
Federal authorities launched a grand jury investigation into alleged disability abuse in the Boston Fire Department this week, as allegations arose that firefighters faked work-related injuries to enhance their pensions.FBI agents served subpoenas to more than a dozen firefighters, and a...Read More
Fla. DWC Updates Forms About Wages, Unemployment Comp 04/21/2008
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 154 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted updated forms covering wages and the authorization to request information on unemployment compensation.The updated forms, DFS-F2-DWC-1a  and DFS-F2-DWC-30, are available on the agency's website at ...Read More
Funding Agreement Clears Way for Mesothelioma Study 04/18/2008
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to plans for a study of mesothelioma in Iron Range taconite miners, after an agreement was reached between Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) senators who have been advocating the research effort.The Minnesota H...Read More
Florida Announces ACOEM Return-to-Work Summit 04/18/2008
State: FL | Segment: Events | 102 | 0
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said she and the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will participate in a national initiative to keep injured workers on the job or get them back to work sooner.Sink is backing a program by the American College of Occupational & Envi...Read More
Fla. Chamber and Retailers Target New Gun Law for Lawsuit 04/17/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 219 | 0
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed legislation giving workers and others the right to keep guns in their cars in employer parking lots Tuesday – on the eve of the first anniversary of the massacre of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.But the ink was barely dry on t...Read More
Former Firestone Worker Alleges Retaliatory Discharge 04/16/2008
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 112 | 0
A former Firestone worker who says he was injured in the course of his employment has filed a suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging he was discharged after filing a claim for workers' compensation, the St. Clair Record reported.Frank Dilallo filed a retaliatory discharge s...Read More
Franken's Campaign Admits Oversight, No Longer Contests Charge 04/14/2008
State: MN | Segment: Politics | 186 | 0
Al Franken's campaign staff admitted Friday that his New York-based business failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for a three-year period.The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Franken's campaign manager, Andy Barr, said via a news release that the campaign wo...Read More
Fatal Forklift Accident Results in $119,500 in Fines 04/14/2008
State: NH | Segment: Safety | 97 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Con-Way Freight., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based delivery carrier, $119,500 for alleged safety violations following an inspection prompted by a fatal accident Oct. 3 at the company's Manchester, N.H., service center.OSHA reported...Read More
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