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Repetitive Injury Tolls Statute of Limitations 03/21/2007
State: SC | Segment: Courts | 186 | 0
Since a claimant's injury was caused by "repetitive trauma," the statute of limitations on his claim did not begin to run until his last day worked, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held. The case was Corbin v. City of Columbia, 2007-UP-120, 03/14/2007. Charlie Corbin...Read More
Report: Cost Cuts Led to Explosion Killing 15 03/21/2007
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 687 | 0
A Chemical Safety Board report released Tuesday concluded that "organizational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corp." led to the March 23, 2005, explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others at BP's Texas City refinery. The event has been called the worst industr...Read More
Relative's Bill for Nursing Services a Fresh Claim 03/20/2007
State: MI | Segment: Courts | 96 | 0
Res judicata is inapplicable where a family member of an injured employee files a claim in his or her own name for reimbursement for nursing services provided an injured employee, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled. The Supreme Court remanded Gee v. Arthur B. Myr Industries,, 26935...Read More
Rating Without Absolute Medical Certainty OK 03/20/2007
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 377 | 0
Reasonable doubt about whether an accident aggravated a pre-existing condition is to be construed in favor of the employee, according to a ruling by Tennessee's Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel at Nashville. "In determining medical causation for a workers' compensation action, a...Read More
Reminder Issued on Memorandum of Payment Form 03/19/2007
State: VT | Segment: Regulatory | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Workers' Compensation Division issued a reminder to stakeholders to be certain that they are using the correct memorandum of payment form. Vocational rehabilitation specialist Trudy Smith noted that the correct form has "Rev. 3/07" in the upper right hand corner, along with a...Read More
Restaurant Sweep Nets $422,250 in Citations 03/14/2007
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 96 | 0
Twelve of 32 restaurants inspected in an enforcement sweep earlier this month in San Diego and Orange County restaurants were found to be lacking workers' compensation coverage, according to the California Department of Industrial Relations. The sweep netted 23 citations for lack of cover...Read More
Reform Mired in Battle With Chamber 03/14/2007
State: SC | Segment: Top | 255 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
Key members of the South Carolina Senate spent nearly an hour of Tuesday's session fuming over an attack by the state Chamber of Commerce, as Senate committees struggled with a mass of proposed changes to 2007 workers' compensation reform. Senate President Pro Tem Glenn F. McConnell, R-Ch...Read More
Renaissance Re Promotes Lawyer to Senior VP 03/14/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 176 | 0
Renaissance Re Holdings announced Tuesday that Tracy Bowden was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel of Glencoe U.S. Holdings Inc., the holding company for Renaissance Re's individual risk business. Bowden was also named chief compliance officer for Glencoe Specialty Hold...Read More
Report Urges Public Worker Safety Regulations 03/14/2007
State: FL | Segment: Safety | 87 | 0
The Chemical Safety Board called on Florida officials to enact safety regulations to protect public employees as part of its final investigation report on an explosion at a city of Daytona Beach wastewater treatment plant that fatally burned two municipal workers. In the report issued Tue...Read More
Remedy Interactive Hires and Promotes 03/13/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 253 | 0
Remedy Interactive announced an expansion of its management team on Monday. The company hired Tom Burke as its chief financial officer and promoted co-founder Brett Weiss to the role of chief knowledge officer, among other staff changes. Remedy Interactive said the management t...Read More
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