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Extensive Changes to Claims-Handling Standards Take Effect Aug. 2 05/16/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Tennessee's Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced new claims-handling standards and rules that will take effect Aug. 2, including a rule that ends the requirement that carriers have a claims office in the state. ...Read More
 
 

Exclusivity Doesn't Prohibit Defamation Claims, High Court Rules 05/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
An injury to a worker's reputation is not the kind of injury that is subject to the exclusive remedy of the workers' compensation law, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in overturning a six-year-old appellate court decision.  ...Read More
 
 

Electrician Accused of Double-Double Dipping 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A Bay Area electrician is accused of working for three different employers while drawing temporary disability benefits for separate claims filed against two carriers, the California Department of Insurance said Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

EquityComp Customer Can't Be Compelled to Arbitrate Claim of Fraud 05/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a disgruntled EquityComp customer could not be compelled to arbitrate its fraud claims against the program providers, since the arbitration agreement the customer had signed was not enforceable. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Had Immunity From Civil Liability to Worker Provided by Staffing Agency 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was immune from civil liability for a worker’s negligence claim because it controlled the aspects of his day-to-day job activities and had arranged for payment of workers’ compensation premiums through the staffing agency that had placed ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Failure to Timely Contest Claim Didn't Relieve Worker of Burden to Prove Causation 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school worker was not entitled to benefits for a back injury just because her employer failed to timely contest her claim. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Must Get Hearing on Motion to Nullify Default Judgment 04/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the alleged employers of an injured construction worker should have been afforded a hearing on whether a default judgment against them should have been nullified. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence Didn't Support Inference That Worker's Intoxication Led to Fatal Accident 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a denial of benefits to a worker’s widow, deciding that the record evidence did not support a finding that his intoxication contributed to his death from being struck by a truck. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Deputy Gets 180-Day Sentence for Fraudulent Claim 04/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 180 days in jail for filing a false claim for a back injury, according to a report by the CBS affiliate in San Die...Read More
 
 

Employer's Failure to Offer Position to Injured Worker Didn't Entitle Her to Additional Benefits 04/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a finding that a former employee of the state Department of Correction was not entitled to additional benefits based on her employer’s failure to offer a position after she was cleared to return to work. ...Read More
 
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