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Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim Against Property Owner 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker should have been allowed to continue with his Labor Law claims against a pair of property owners, and that the owners should have been allowed to maintain their claims for contractual indemnification against two subcontract...Read More

Division Correcting Accidental Pay Raise to Anesthesiologists 02/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 45 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A fee increase for anesthesiology services provided to Utah injured workers will be short-lived. The Industrial Accidents Division gave notice...Read More
Rule Regarding Exempt Status Takes Effect March 2 02/16/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Kansas Insurance Department has adopted a rule, effective March 2, regarding an affidavit of exempt status in workers’ compensation. Under the rule, each company that underwrites workers’ compensation insurance in the state must accept an executed affidavit of exempt statu...Read More

Senate Confirms Smith as Director of DCBS 02/16/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0
The Oregon State Senate confirmed the appointment of Cameron Smith as director for the Department of Consumer and Business Services. ...Read More

Bill Proposing Penalty Waiver for Uninsured Employers Going to Governor 02/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 217 min read
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature approved a bill that would allow the Division of Industrial Accidents to waive or reduce some penalties assessed to employers operating without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Appalachian Underwriters Adds Alon Cohn to Sanford Office 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has hired workers’ compensation underwriter Alon Cohn to work in the company’s office in Sanford, Florida. ...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law claim were entitled to summary judgment in their favor since the evidence supported a finding that the worker’s own conduct was to blame for his fatal fall through a skylight. ...Read More

Roofing Company Owners Arrested for Alleged Comp Fraud 02/16/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Two men who own a Miami roofing company have been arrested on suspicion of trying to conceal almost $1.2 million in payroll on their workers’ comp insurance renewal application. ...Read More

Injured Employee Can Proceed With Tort Claims Against General Contractor 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker employed by a subcontractor could proceed with a tort claim against the general contractor that did not “provide” him with workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More

Chris Brigham Offering Webinar on Improving IME Reports 02/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Dr. Christopher Brigham will host a free webinar on improving the quality of independent medical reports Feb. 21 in an event co-hosted by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators. ...Read More
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