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Workers' Compensation News

Supreme Court Says Attorney Didn't Mishandle Officer's Claim 01/13/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 1345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that an Omaha attorney did not commit malpractice, as a matter of law, in his handling of a former police officer's request for disability benefits. Case: Harris v. O'Connor, No. S-13-103, 01/10/2014, published....Read More
State's Comp Costs Up 42.6% since 2008 01/10/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers' compensation costs incurred by the state of California were 42.6% higher in the 2012-2013 fiscal year than in 2008-2009, Gov. Jerry Brown said in his latest budget proposal.A section of the budget proposal titled, “Statewide Issues and Various Departments” says c...Read More
Settlement of EEOC Claim Doesn't Get Employer TTD Reduction 01/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 853 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an employer who paid $60,000 to a former employee to settle her charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was not entitled to a credit against the workers' compensation benefits it later was ordered to pay her.  ...Read More
Storm-in-Progress Doctrine Barred Worker's Claim for Slip and Fall 01/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A worker could not recover against his employer or his employer's landlord for his injuries from a slip and fall in the parking lot of his workplace, a New York appellate court ruled.Case: Ruggiere v. Cablevision of New York City - Phase I, No. 11417 20704/10,12/...Read More
SWCB Revises Proposed IME Rules, Reopens Public Comment 01/09/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has revised proposed regulations governing independent medical reviews and reports and has reopened the public comment period, according to a notice posted in Wednesday's State Register. The board first proposed the amendments to Sec...Read More
Self-Insurance Institute Appoints State Relations Director 01/09/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Self-Insurance Institute of America has appointed Adam Brackemyre to the newly-created position of director of state government relations.Brackemyre will be responsible for coordinating the association’s lobbying activities at the state level and will represent SIIA’s int...Read More
State Fund Revises Website Privacy Policies 01/08/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California State Compensation Insurance Fund will honor so-called “do not track” browser signals and clarified its privacy policy pursuant to a bill passed last year requiring operators of commercial websites that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how they handl...Read More
SB 863 Opponent Recommended to Head Senate Labor Committee 01/08/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The leader of the California Senate recommended Sen. Ben Hueso – one of the nine lawmakers who voted against Senate Bill 863 in 2012 – to serve as chairman of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, on Mond...Read More
Senate Scheduled to Vote Thursday on COLA Bill 01/08/2014
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Senate is expected to take a final vote Thursday on legislation that would phase in cost-of-living benefit increases for all workers placed on total and permanent disability for injuries occurring after Dec. 31, 1979.Senate Bill 613, which the Senate approved by a prelimin...Read More
SCIF Joins Lien-Fee Litigation in Central District as Amicus 01/07/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1343 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The State Compensation Insurance Fund on Monday received permission to join a dispute in the U.S. District Court for Central California over the constitutionality of the lien provisions in Senate Bill 863.SCIF, the state's largest provider of workers' compensation coverage, is ar...Read More
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