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Workers' Compensation News

N.Y. Senate Overrides Spitzer Veto on First Responder Bill 07/20/2007
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 66 | 0
The New York State Senate has voted to override Gov. Eliot Spitzer's veto of legislation that would boost benefits for private hospital workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics who were sent to Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Monday's vote ...Read More
N.Y. Revises Work Comp Certificate 07/20/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 135 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has issued revisions to its certificate of state workers' compensation insurance coverage in response to requirements included in the state's 2007 reform package. In a bulletin posted on the agency's Web site this week, SWCB Chairwoma...Read More
N.Y. 3rd: Exact Allergen Not Requirement For Causal Link 07/20/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 114 | 0
A claimant's inability to identify the specific allergen that caused his disease does not negate his claim, a New York court ruled. The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Judicial Department ruled the Workers' Compensation Board misinterpreted the court's prior decision in Matter ...Read More
N.Y. Agents Warn of Pitfall in Spitzer Reform 07/19/2007
State: NY | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
The head of a New York State agents group warned Wednesday that a provision tucked into Gov. Eliot Spitzer's 2007 workers' compensation bill with scant notice and no debate could offset all of the savings from the sweeping reforms. Richard Poppa, president/chief executive officer of Indep...Read More
N.C. Workers' Comp Law Firm Launches Web Site 07/19/2007
State: NC | Segment: Business | 68 | 0
The Deuterman Law Group, a Greensboro, N.C. firm specializing in workers' compensation and Social Security Disability cases, has launched a new Web site that is focused on educating injured people about their rights under the law, the law firm said in a press release. Dueterman Law said i...Read More
N.Y. Board Shuts Down Three Businesses 07/18/2007
State: NY | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
New York Workers' Compensation Board Chairwoman Donna Ferrara Tuesday ordered three businesses to close immediately for failing to comply with workers' compensation laws, using new authority granted under the reform bill championed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The largest business was a truckin...Read More
NCRB Updates Loss-Cost Multipliers 07/18/2007
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 189 | 0
The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) posted its annual update of loss-cost multipliers filed by carriers writing workers' compensation coverage in the state. The filings, which were updated Monday, came from five carriers and reflect an average loss-cost multiplier of 1.375. They range f...Read More
Nevada Regulators Examining Apportionment 07/17/2007
State: NV | Segment: Top | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) is soliciting recommendations to revamp the way it apportions benefits when it reopens claims on prior injuries. The agency is under pressure from critics who say the current apportionment system inflates benefits in some cases by tens of ...Read More
No Accidental Disability Benefits for Out-of-Work Teacher 07/17/2007
State: MA | Segment: Courts | 102 | 0
A teacher who has not worked in two years is not eligible for accidental disability retirement benefits as a "member in service," a Massachusetts court ruled. In Soucy v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, 06-P-551, 07/13/2007, the Court of Appeals ruled the claimant was a "mem...Read More
N.Y. 3rd: Lost Eye Not Permanent Disfigurement 07/16/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 187 | 0
The loss of an eye is not a permanent disfigurement, a New York court ruled. In Giblin v. Pine Ridge Log Homes, 501440, 07/12/2007, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Department said that the loss of one eye did not fall under the "grave injury" category nor did it make ...Read More
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