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Supreme Court: Driver Gets TTD for Crash that Cost Him His Job 03/14/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A fractured Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a truck driver, who lost his job after receiving three moving violations in a one-year period, did not voluntarily abandon his employment and was still entitled to temporary total disability benefits for his injuries from the collision that was the fina...Read More
Southport Lane Completes Acquisition of Dallas National 03/14/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Southport Lane said on Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Dallas National Insurance Co., a Texas-based property and casualty insurer specializing in general liability and workers’ compensation.Under the terms of the transaction, Southport Lane will make a $50 millio...Read More
Safety National Hires VP for Product Development, Govt. Relations 03/14/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Safety National Casualty Corp. announced Wednesday that Tom Hebson has joined the company as vice president for product development and government relations.Hebson previously served as managing regional executive at Heffernan Insurance Brokers, where he was responsible for the management...Read More
Study Finds AMA Guides Accurately Measure Impairment 03/13/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1048 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe 5th Edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is an effective tool for ranking the effect an injury will have on a worker&r...Read More
Some Employers Will See Increase because of X-Mod Change 03/13/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some Kentucky businesses could be facing significant increases in workers' compensation premiums because of the change in split points adopted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, according to BusinessLexington.The business journal said NCCI adjusts the calculation of i...Read More
Senate Judiciary Committee Looking at Presumption Bill 03/13/2013
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is currently evaluating a bill that would create a presumption of compensability for firefighters who contract various types of cancer and respiratory diseases.Senate Bill 211, introduced by Sen. Tory Rocca (R-Sterling Heights), would create a rebu...Read More
SB 1062 Proving to Be a Hot Topic in Oklahoma 03/13/2013
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More politicians, lobbyists and business owners voiced their opinions on Senate Bill 1062's sweeping changes to Oklahoma's workers' compensation system in the past week. Senate Bill 1062 has also been a hot topic in Oklahoma media. The bill would replace the current court-bas...Read More
Stucco Contractor Cites for Scaffolding and Fall Hazards 03/12/2013
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Paterson, N.J., stucco contractor with five repeat violations of workplace safety regulations involving scaffolding and fall hazards.OSHA said in a press release inspectors cited F & G Contractors for violations at a ...Read More
Sponsor Predicts Easy Passage of Haslam Reform in Committee 03/12/2013
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 674 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One of the prime sponsors of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed reforms to the workers' compensation system is predicting easy passage when the bill comes up for debate today in the House Consumer and  Human Resources committee.Rep. Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland, said in an opinion art...Read More
School District Plumber Convicted of Fraud 03/11/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 896 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A plumber for a Northern California school district was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $3,893 in restitution after being convicted of workers’ compensation insurance fraud, Probe Information Services announced. Enrique Argumendo said he was injured in Nove...Read More
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