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Ex-Employees Charge Retaliation Over Shooting Range Comp Claims 10/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 317 min read
Six employees of a Philadelphia shooting range have filed a lawsuit, alleging that they were fired after they filed workers' compensation claims over respiratory injuries. ...Read More

Expert Opinions Properly Excluded Due to Truck Driver's Failure to Disclose Witnesses 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that a truck driver’s failure to name his expert witnesses was fatal to his ability to prove causation for injuries from a fall. ...Read More

Employer That Disciplined Workers for Injuries Ordered to Pay $100K 10/09/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A federal district judge upheld a $100,000 award to a Wisconsin employee who was fired for committing an “unsafe act” after reporting that he had twisted his ankle, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More

Effective Date for E-Billing Rules Postponed to July 1 10/09/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has delayed the effective date for proposed electronic billing regulations and made several revisions after hearing public comments. ...Read More

Experts Say More Work Needed to Control Opioids 10/04/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Workers’ compensation programs have dramatically reduced the amount of opioids used by injured workers, but more remains to be done to treat the addicts who were created when controls were lax, and to educate physicians and patients to prevent new ad...Read More

Environmental Hazards Put Health Care Workers at Risk, Chubb Says 10/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A variety of environmental exposures at health care facilities, from mold to infectious diseases to hazardous waste, may put workers and patients at risk, according to a new white paper from Chubb. ...Read More

Equitable Principles Did Not Bar County From Denying Employment Relationship With Investigator 10/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a county commission was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an investigator’s occupational disease claim on the basis that he was not a county employee. ...Read More

Employee's Crushed Arm Brings $213K in OSHA Penalties 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An industrial accident that crushed an employee's arm brought $213,411 in penalties against an Ohio manufacturer, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. ...Read More

Everest Promotes Karmilowicz, Sandler to Segment President Positions 10/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 159 min read
Everest Insurance has promoted Mike Karmilowicz to president of Everest Specialty Underwriters, and Dave Sandler to president of the Risk Management Group. ...Read More

Employer Can't Force Injured Worker to Arbitrate Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that an employer could not compel arbitration of an injured worker’s discrimination and retaliation claims, since there was no enforceable agreement to arbitrate. ...Read More
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