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Court Upholds Award of Disability Retirement Benefits to 9/11 First Responder 03/04/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was entitled to disability retirement benefits for her fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Case: Matter of Sheldon v. Kelly, No. 101210/13 13639, 02/17/2015, published. ...Read More

Conductor's Pursuit of Arbitration under Railway Labor Act Didn't Bar his Railroad Safety Act Claim 03/03/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Court Tosses some Claims over Death of Worker Crushed by Dump Truck 03/03/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court said the widow of a construction worker, who was crushed to death when the dump box of a dump truck descended on him, could proceed with some of her Labor Law claims. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Comp Carrier's Lien against Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 03/03/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court reinstated a comp carrier's lien against a worker's settlement recovery from a third-party tortfeasor. Case: Klem v. Special Response Corp., No. 1392 CA 13-01879, 02/13/2015, published. ...Read More

Cigna Finalizes Purchase of Managed Care and Medical Network Conglomerate QualCare 03/03/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cigna has completed its acquisition of QualCare Alliance Networks, a conglomerate of managed care and medical network companies. ...Read More
Court Affirms Finding HVAC Technician's Death Was Caused by Industrial Exposure to Asbestos 03/02/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 560 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the estate of a worker, finding substantial evidence supported a determination that his death was caused by his industrial exposure to asbestos. Case: Patton v. Sears Roebuck & Co., No. COA14-955, 02/17/2015, published...Read More

Court Vacates Denial of Benefits for Psyche Claim by Robbery Victim 03/02/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court vacated the denial of benefits to the manager of a check-cashing facility for her psychological distress after being the victim of an armed robbery. ...Read More
Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Suit to 'Enforce' Award of Lifetime Medical Benefits 03/02/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not get the back surgery he wanted by filing a lawsuit to purportedly "enforce" an award of lifetime medical care he received in 1989. Case: Tijerina v. Texas Property Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, No. 03-13-00300...Read More
Commission Issues Instructions for Cases on Fratianni-Atsave's and Luskin's Dockets 03/02/2015
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission last week posted instructions for attorneys who have settlement contracts or motions for cases that need approval by Arbitrators Joann Fratianni-Atsave or Joshua Luskin, who were recently appointed as members of the full commission. In Zon...Read More
Comp Bills Trickle in ahead of Today's Filing Deadline 02/27/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1735 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lawmakers introduced bills before today's filing deadline that would require the Division of Industrial Relations and State Compensation Insurance Fund to translate forms into additional languages and slash salaries for members of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board by more...Read More
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