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Supreme Court Upholds Award to Worker Hurt while Tying Shoes 02/12/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 1243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a former parcel deliveryman was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for a back injury that occurred when he knelt down to tie his shoes at work.Case: Vawter v. United Parcel Service, No. 40660, 02/07/2014, published. ...Read More
State Fund Asks 9th COA for OK to File Amicus in Angelotti 02/11/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Compensation Insurance Fund is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to submit an amicus brief defending the decision of the California Legislature to exempt certain entities from the $100 lien-activation fee it mandated in Senate Bill 863.The appellate court is re...Read More
Self-Insurers' 'Spring Fling' Slated for April 7-9 in Hot Springs 02/10/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Functional restoration following the use of opioids, decision making between attorneys and adjusters and how diabetes can adversely affect workers' compensation are among the topics to be discussed during the Arkansas Self-Insurers Association's annual conference to be held April 7-9 at the ...Read More
Stay-at-Work Program Pays $19.4 Million in 2 Years 02/07/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 908 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said its stay-at-work program has paid out $19.4 million to employers who have provided medically-approved light-duty jobs to injured workers since it was launched in June 2011.The stay-at-work program pays up to half of a worker...Read More
SWCB Fines Actress Uma Thurman $72,000 02/07/2014
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Actress Uma Thurman has been fined $72,000 by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance for her employees from December 2011 to December 2012. An affirmation of nonpayment was filed against th...Read More
Stratose Acquires AMCO PPO Network 02/06/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stratose, a medical cost-containment firm, announced Wednesday that it acquired the Arkansas Managed Care Organization Inc., which it says is the largest independent statewide PPO network in Arkansas. The AMCO network consists of more than 5,000 physicians, more than 100 hospitals and mo...Read More
S.E. Farris Law Firm Adds Korte for Workers' Compensation 02/06/2014
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The S.E. Farris Law Firm announced Wednesday that it has added B. Michael Korte to serve as Counsel in its St. Louis office. He will work with managing partner Spencer Farris and others serving the firm’s workers’ compensation clients.Korte is currently t...Read More
State Fines Porn Production Company for Unprotected Sex in Videos 02/05/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An administrative law judge's appeal decision last month upheld serious citations issued by Cal OSHA to San Francisco-based adult film employer Treasure Island Media Inc. for inadequate protection of employees during production of adult film videos.Serious citati...Read More
Supreme Court: Unexplained Fall Was Compensable 'Neutral Risk' 02/05/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 902 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an administrative worker's injuries from a tumble down a flight of stairs at her office was compensable because the fall would not have occurred if her job duties hadn't required her to be on the stairs.Un...Read More
SWCB Suspends Doctor's Authorization for Unauthorized IMEs 02/05/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has temporarily suspended Dr. Stephanie Bayner's authorization to treat injured workers, effective Dec. 31.Bayner's last known business address is 96-14 63rd Drive, Rego Park, New York.The board said an investigation ...Read More
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