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Court Rejects Injured Police Officer's Challenge to Termination After 2-Year Leave 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured police officer’s challenge to her employer’s decision to fire her after waiting two years for her to return to duty. ...Read More

Commission Can't Ignore Barriers Facing Itinerant Worker Requesting Extension 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 70 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Commission wrongfully denied an extension of time for a self-represented litigant to file an appeal, without explanation or acknowledgment of his language limitations and his work schedule as an itinerant labor...Read More

Columbus Day Holiday Didn't Extend Time for Employer to File Petition for Review 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to an extra day to file a petition for review of an award, since Columbus Day was not a holiday for the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Third Challenge to Worker's Treatment Regimen 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected an employer’s third attempt to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of a worker’s treatment regimen for a 10-year old back injury. ...Read More

Court Revisits Labor Law Dispute, Revives Portions of Worker's Claim 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A New York appellate court revisited a Labor Law dispute over a worker’s fall from a ladder and revived portions of his claims against a contractor that had been hired to install signage at a retail space. ...Read More

Claimant Gets Year in Jail, Probation for Misrepresenting Injury 10/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
An injured worker who pleaded no contest to one count of fraud for intentionally misrepresenting the extent of his injuries was ordered to serve one year in county jail. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Benefits for Third Time 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The third time was not the charm for a Louisiana workers’ compensation judge whose rulings continue to be overturned by the Court of Appeals. ...Read More

Coal Assessments to Increase in 2019 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 4 min read
The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission set the 2019 assessment rate at 6.41%, up from 6.29% in the current year. The commissi...Read More

Court Revives Suit for Worker Who Fell on Plastic Sheeting at Construction Site 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims for injuries from a slip-and-fall on plastic sheeting covering the floor of his work area. ...Read More

City Has Immunity From Civil Liability for Secretary's Workplace Fall 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A state appellate court ruled that the City of New York was immune from civil liability to an employee of the New York County District Attorney’s Office for her injuries from a workplace fall. ...Read More
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