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SmartPay Announces $1.4 Million Investment 06/11/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
SmartPay, a Connecticut-based firm that offers pay-as-you-go options for workers' compensation buyers, has received an additional $1.4 million investment from multiple sources, bringing its total up to $2.7 million in the past year.The company announced in a June...Read More
Supreme Court Stands by Award to Murder Suspect for Electric Shock 06/11/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to award workers' compensation benefits to a former electric lineman – and current prison inmate – who suffered electrocution on the job and lost both of his hands.The Supreme Court last Thursday declined to r...Read More
Scranton Asks Permission to Use Comp Fund as Loan Collateral 06/11/2014
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Representatives from the city of Scranton are meeting with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry to get permission to use its municipal workers' compensation fund as collateral for a loan, according to The Citizens' Voice newspaper.The city is seeking...Read More
Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Worker's Retaliation Claim 06/11/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that an employer is entitled to a new trial on a factory worker's retaliatory discharge claim.Case: Guyoungtech USA v. Dees, No. 1120505, 06/06/2014, published. Facts: Guyoungtech manufactures autom...Read More
State Supreme Court Finds Branstad Could Be Personally Liable 06/10/2014
State: IA | Segment: Top | 756 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Peter MantiusNorthern Bureau ChiefThe state Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Terry Branstad and five senior aides could be held personally liable if a jury finds that they defamed and breached the em...Read More
Supreme Court Gets Briefs in 2 Pending Comp Cases 06/09/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1817 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Briefing is now complete in a dispute pending before the California Supreme Court over whether the family of a carpenter who died from an accidental drug overdose should be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.The case is ...Read More
Supreme Court: No Time Limit on TTD Benefits 06/09/2014
State: NM | Segment: Top | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 308 min read
After a state Supreme Court decision filed Thursday, workers' compensation claimants in New Mexico will be eligible for temporary total disability benefits for life, provided they are not yet at maximum medical improvement.Before Justice Charles Daniels handed do...Read More
Subcommittee to Consider further Opioid Restrictions in Guidelines 06/09/2014
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Massachusetts workers' compensation subcommittee will discuss adding a treatment guideline that would further limit the use of opioids for shoulder injuries during a June 18 meeting.The Massachusetts shoulder guidelines already call for the use of acetaminophen...Read More
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Westphal 06/06/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 852 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments over whether the state's 104-week cap on temporary disability was unconstitutional as it applied to an injured firefighter who exhausted his benefits nine months before he became medically stationary.The di...Read More
Senate Bill Would Raise Compensation Cap for Loss of Organ 06/06/2014
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A North Carolina state representative is sponsoring a bill to raise the maximum amount of workers’ compensation a claimant can be awarded for the loss of an organ.The maximum amount an injured worker can receive for “the loss of or permanent injury to any important external o...Read More
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