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Firefighters, Attorneys Say Cities Find Ways To Fight Presumption 08/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Texas firefighters and their attorneys are hoping the Legislature will close some gaps in the state's cancer presumption law that they say have made it easier for cities to avoid paying benefits. Several Texas attorneys and firefighters’ union leaders allege a systemat...Read More
 
 
Court Upholds Award to Worker Injured in Assault by Colleague 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a heavy equipment operator was entitled to benefits for his injuries from an assault by a coworker. Case: Billington v. Midwest Minerals, No. 118,503, 08/10/2018, unpublished. Facts and Procedural History: Matthew Billington worked as a heavy...Read More
 
 
Court Finds Injured Worker Suffered No Adverse Employment Action 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 60 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker failed to establish he was subjected to an adverse employment action on the basis of a disability since the record evidence did not support his claim that he was fired when he requested medical leave. Case: Brown v. Square Deal Buildi...Read More
 
 
Employer May Adjust Benefits To Worker Who Rejected Modified Work 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an employer was entitled to a modification of its payment of benefits to a worker who had rejected its offers of modified work, and that the worker was not entitled to expand the scope of his claim to include additional conditions. Case: P...Read More
 
 
Court Reinstates PTD Award for Emergency Medical Technician 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals reinstated an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured emergency medical technician for a cervical condition despite the parties' stipulation to a pre-existing shoulder injury. Case: Mullins v. Rural Metro Corp., Nos. 2016-CA-001152...Read More
 
 
Proposed Rules Address Opioid Prescribing, Wage Calculation 08/14/2018
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Vermont Department of Labor is proposing several rule amendments, including a requirement that medical providers who prescribe opioids to injured workers to comply with state protocols. The proposed change to 11.1400 and 12.1730 rule would require medical providers who ...Read More
 
 
MEMIC Hires Two Safety Management Consultants 08/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The MEMIC Group has hired two safety management consultants, Susan Diffenderfer and Thomas Brennan, to serve the company’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. Diffenderfer, of of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in in...Read More
 
 
Webinar to Cover Technical Requirements for EDI 3.1, Aug. 21 08/14/2018
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 60 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will host a training webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 21 on the new 3.1 electronic data interchange standard for first reports and subsequent reports of injury. The webinar will help trading partners understand the extensive new technical requireme...Read More
 
 
Virgin Islands' Workers' Comp $12 Million Behind on Medical Bills 08/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Budget cuts and staffing shortfalls have left the Virgin Islands Department of Labor owing more than $12 million to workers' compensation medical providers, department officials told legislative panel this week. Even if the department had more staff, it still does not have the money t...Read More
 
 
CGL Carrier Can't Intervene in Paraplegic Worker's Tort Suit 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that a trial judge properly barred a general liability insurance carrier from intervening in a tort suit against its policyholder by a worker who was paralyzed after a fall from the roof of a commercial building. Case: Houston Specia...Read More
 
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