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Worker's Claim Failed Due to Lack of Notice of Injury to Employer, Delay in Filing 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a carrier was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a security guard’s claim, since hehad not provided his employer with timely notice of injury, nor had he timely filed his claim. ...Read More

Worker Fatality Brings $30K in Fines Against Country Club 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club for failing to protect workers from rollover hazards after a worker was killed when the lawnmower he operating tipped over. ...Read More

WCD Issues Notice on Wage Calculations 09/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued an industry notice providing examples of how to calculate wages for workers injured on or after Feb. 21. ...Read More

Widow Gets Award for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to the widow of a communications department supervisor who had a fatal heart attack while monitoring radio systems during a police standoff. ...Read More

Waste Hauler Fined $46K After Worker Fatality 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After Bay Area garbage hauler was run over by his own truck, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited his employer for failing to ensure that the truck’s safety restraint was in good working order, and for failing to ensure that that it wasn’t used by workers dr...Read More

Worker's Failure to Timely File Brief in Carrier-Initiated Appeal Didn't Preclude Award of Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A unanimous Oregon Court of Appeals this week ruled that a worker was not precluded from receiving an award of fees for the services provided by his attorney to defend an administrative law judge’s finding of compensability. ...Read More

Worker Can't Renew Opposition to Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was not entitled to renew his opposition to a motion for summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a recent ruling from a different department. ...Read More

Worker Gets Benefits for Consequential Injuries but No Penalties, Attorney Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld portions a worker’s award for consequential injuries following an injury to his right knee but overturned the assessment of fees and penalties against the employer. ...Read More

Wellness Programs in Limbo After Court Decision on Incentives 09/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Workplace wellness programs, which some view as a way to reduce comorbidities in workers’ comp claims, are facing an uncertain future next year after a court ruling questioned the incentives used to encourage worker participation. ...Read More

WCF Promotes Clark, Hires VP of Risk Management 09/18/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
WCF Insurance announced the appointment of Kathryn Clark as senior vice president of safety and health, and Patrick Harris to replace her in her role as vice president of risk management. ...Read More
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