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Brooklyn Workers' Comp Board Elevators Are Dangerous, and Employees Are Fed Up 08/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 616 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Elevators at the building that houses the New York Workers' Compensation Board offices in Brooklyn will often shake, plummet and stop between floors, and employees have had enough. ...Read More

Brown Appoints Legal Affairs Attorney to WCAB 08/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2017 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his deputy legal affairs secretary to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, leaving one vacancy on the board to fill with a little more than four months left as governor. ...Read More

Board Revokes Doctor's Authorization After Disciplinary Action 08/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked one physician’s authorization to treat injured workers because of disciplinary issues with the state medical board, and another physician has relinquished his board authorization. ...Read More

Board Can Order Remand for Judge to Explain Analysis on Causation 08/07/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A divided Kentucky Court of Appeals panel ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not err in vacating an award to an injured worker, with instructions for the administrative law judge to explain his reasoning for how the worker’s neck condition was connected to an incident...Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Profit Balloons to $12B in Q2 08/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Berkshire Hathaway has reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of $12 billion in the second quarter, up from $4.26 billion in the second quarter of 2017. ...Read More

Bus Driver Gets PPD, Employer Doesn't Get Ruling on Claim to Credit 08/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a bus driver was entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for her injuries from a collision with a drunken driver, and that the Compensation Court correctly declined to rule on her employer’s entitlement to a credit. ...Read More

Burn, Amputation Bring $253K in Fines for Safety Violations 08/02/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Washington’s labor agency is proposing $253,320 in fines against a Seattle manufacturer for numerous safety violations after a worker was burned by molten aluminum, and another suffered the amputation of several fingers. ...Read More

Beacon Mutual Appoints Vice President of Claims 08/02/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., the residual market insurer for Rhode Island businesses, has appointed Carmen Sharp as vice president of claims. ...Read More

Broker, Mayor in Spat Over Village's Insurance Contract 07/31/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 318 min read
A New York insurance broker has accused the Spring Valley village board and Mayor Alan Simon of refusing to consider his offer to provide insurance services. ...Read More

Board Adopts Clarification Changes to Reporting Rule 07/26/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted amendments that correct typographical errors and clarify language of its rule on reports that must be submitted to the board, according to a notice...Read More
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