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Split Court Denies Benefits to Worker for Alleged Injury 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for a injury she allegedly sustained while scanning her employer-provided parking pass to enter a public parking garage at her workplace. ...Read More
SunPoint Assumes CUNA Mutual's Runoff Portfolio 10/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
SunPoint Holdings Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary SunPoint Reinsurance Ltd., has assumed a runoff portfolio of workers’ compensation liabilities from CUNA Mutual Group. CUNA, a Wisconsin-based insurance group, provides financial services to credit unions across the U....Read More

Heyl Royster Names Craig Young as Managing Partner 10/09/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 216 min read
Workers’ comp defense attorney Craig S. Young has been elected managing partner of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer's Stairwell Fall 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court overturned the denial of duty disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer who suffered injuries in a stairwell fall after being startled by an inmate. ...Read More

6th Circuit Upholds Award of Black-Lung Benefits to Coal Worker's Widow 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award of black lung benefits to the widow of a coal facility worker who had developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. ...Read More

Expert Opinions Properly Excluded Due to Truck Driver's Failure to Disclose Witnesses 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 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 | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 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 | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 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

Commission Reports Big Jump in Fraud Charges and Collections 10/09/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission continues to crack the whip on employers that fail to obtain workers' compensation insurance, outpacing some larger states in the number of prosecutions. ...Read More

BWC Awards Another Grant for Keeping Carcinogens off Firefighters 10/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has awarded the Grand Rapids Township Fire Department a $15,000 grant to help keep carcinogens off of firefighting gear and clothing. ...Read More
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