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Workers' Compensation News

Company Cited for Amputation Hazards 06/24/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 385 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Federal workplace safety regulators proposed penalties of $82,390 for a Missouri company accused of exposing workers to amputation hazards and electrical shock.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Construction Trailer Specialists for failing to develop lockout/tagout p...Read More
Commission Approves Net Present Value Tables 06/24/2014
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Commission has approved new net present value tables that take effect on Friday, and the commission has posted the tables on its website.The new tables establish the discount rate at 2% for both weeks one through 100 and for weeks 101 th...Read More
Commonwealth Court Upholds Award for Worker's Fall in Parking Lot 06/23/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker who slipped and fell in his employer's parking lot before his scheduled work shift was within the course and scope of his employment at the time of his accident. Case: Ace Wire Spring and Form Co. v. WCAB (Walshesky...Read More
Contractor Sting Nets 16 Arrests 06/23/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A three-day sting in Sarasota County led to 16 arrests for workers’ compensation fraud and unlicensed contracting, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced on Friday.The 16 contractors were all cited for operating without workers’ compensation, a charge that car...Read More
Court Revives Worker's Claim for Benefits for Back Injury 06/23/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals revived a worker's claim for benefits for a back injury, finding the administrative tribunals had erroneously disregarded his statements as to how he had been hurt. Case: Camacho v. SAIF Corp., No. A152079, 06/18/2014, published.&...Read More
Cereal Company Cited for 9 Serious Violations 06/23/2014
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited California Cereal Products, Inc. for nine serious safety and health violations following an inspection at the company’s production facility in Macon. Penalties for the violations total $40,600.The company was cited...Read More
Construction Company Cited following Teen Worker's Death 06/23/2014
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited GLF Construction Corp. for 14 safety violations following the January death of a worker in Lamont, Florida.Eighteen-year-old David Kimberl was crushed to death on Jan. 16 when a bridge panel weighing nearly 1,800 pounds ...Read More
Commissioner: State Has Backlog of Black Lung Claims 06/23/2014
State: KY | Segment: CENTRAL | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Department of Workers’ Claims Commissioner Dwight Lovan told a Kentucky legislative committee Thursday that the state has a backlog of more than 1,000 coal miners who have filed workers’ compensation claims because of black lung disease, according to a news report.Lovan told ...Read More
Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Adjuster Found Drunk on Beach 06/20/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 812 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Court of Appeals is standing by its determination that an insurance adjuster with a brain injury, who admitted drinking heavily in the hours before paramedics pulled him from the surf on a Texas beach but had no recollection of how he came to be there, was not entitled to benefit...Read More
Court Upholds Award to Nurse for Electric Shock Injury 06/20/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 880 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a nurse who suffered an electric shock from plugging in a computer was entitled to benefits for her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder, but said she was not entitled to reimbursement for her increased travel expenses when she...Read More
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