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Committee Passes Amended IME Qualification Bill 02/14/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Hawaii policy committee passed a bill that would require doctors performing independent medical examinations to be qualified to treat the injured worker’s condition, after adopting amendments changing the proposed effective date of the measure for procedural purposes. ...Read More
 
 

Construction Worker May Proceed With Claims for Injury From Falling Object 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker can proceed with all of his Labor Law claims for an injury caused when a lintel fell from a doorway and landed on his head. ...Read More
 
 

County Courthouse Employees Sue Over Mold Exposure 02/14/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Five employees of a South Carolina county courthouse have sued their employer over its alleged failure to protect them from toxic mold exposure, WSPA-TV 7 reports. ...Read More
 
 

Cop Sentenced for Work Comp Fraud After Faking Shooting 02/14/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 74 min read
A former Newcomerstown police officer who fabricated a story about being shot in the line of duty was sentenced to 90 days in jail for workers’ compensation fraud and other charges. ...Read More
 
 

Court Finds Worker Entitled to Realistic-Looking Prosthesis 02/13/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
An injured worker whose mechanical hand made him feel like a “Frankenstein” figure is entitled to receive a more natural-looking hand to wear interchangeably, the Court of Appeals of Iowa ...Read More
 
 

Conflicting Medical Evidence Supports Finding of Non-Compensability for Neck Surgery 02/13/2018
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that the conflicting medical opinion evidence regarding a worker’s need for a second neck surgery supported a finding of non-compensability. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Assessment of Penalties and Fees for Employer's Unreasonable Claim Contest 02/13/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a head injury, and it upheld an assessment of penalties against his employer for unreasonably contesting his claim. ...Read More
 
 

Contractor's Employee Can't Sue Utility Co. for Electric Shock Injuries 02/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the employee of an independent contractor could not proceed with a tort claim against a utility company for injuries from coming into contact with an energized transformer. ...Read More
 
 
Committee Passes Bill That Would Automatically Qualify First Responders for Mental Stress Claims 02/13/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A policy committee in the Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would automatically qualify first responders for mental stress benefits. House Bill 209, by Rep. Karen Kwan, D-Murray, would establis...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Worker on Claim Against University 02/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment in favor of a construction worker on her Labor Law claim based on an alleged fall from a scaffold on a property owned by Columbia University. ...Read More
 
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