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City Employee Can't Bring Tort Claims for Injuries From Car Accident Caused by Colleague 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that a city employee could not proceed with a tort claim against his employer and co-employee after he settled a workers’ compensation claim from a car accident caused by the coworker. ...Read More

Cleaning After Use of Toilet Doesn't Break Causal Connection Between Accident, Back Injury 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s act of cleaning herself after using the restroom did not break the causal connection between her prior work accident and the herniation of a disc in her back. ...Read More

Court Tosses Police Officer's Tort Claim for Injuries Sustained in Pursuit of Suspects 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer could not pursue a personal injury claim against a general contractor in charge of a construction site where the officer allegedly fell while pursuing robbery suspects. ...Read More
CopperPoint's Conversion to Mutual Insurance Holding Company Approved 07/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. policyholders have voted to approve changing the company’s corporate structure to a mutual insurance holding company. The conversion, previously approved by CopperPoint’s board of directors and the Arizona Department of Insurance, will take eff...Read More

Court Won't Disturb Allocation of Settlement Proceeds That Limited Carrier's Lien 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 185 min read
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania declined to disturb an allocation of settlement proceeds from a third-party tort action that kept 75% of the recovery out of reach for a comp carrier’s subrogation lien. ...Read More

Court Vacates Award for Nurse Due to Procedural Error, Lack of Evidentiary Support 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court overturned a worker’s award for a facial scar and injury to her thumb due to a procedural error and lack of support in the record. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Personal Injury Suit Against Employers 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s personal injury suit against her employers, finding she was limited to a recovery of workers’ compensation benefits as a matter of law. ...Read More

CompPharma Survey Shows WC Drug Costs Continue to Drop 07/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
Workers' compensation prescription drug costs dropped almost 10% last year and the trend is likely to continue, according to an annual survey of 29 insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Permanent Impairment of Leg as Untimely 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was time-barred from seeking compensation for a permanent impairment to her leg that allegedly resulted from an industrial back injury. ...Read More

Court Affirms Judgement for Employer on Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured employee failed to prove that his employer had fired him in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
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