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Workers' Compensation News

Worker Wins Remand for 2% Neuropsychological Partial Disability 05/08/2008
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 88 | 0
An appellate court remanded a decision denying temporary total disability benefits because of questions about whether the claimant merits permanent partial disability compensation and detail-oriented issues regarding the defendant's right to credit.The North Carolina Court of Appeals...Read More
Worker Wins $332,782 in Suit After Collecting $117k in Comp Benefits 05/08/2008
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 130 | 0
A steamroller driver who was hit by a tractor-trailer won affirmation of a trial court's $332,782 award from his ensuing negligence suit, after already receiving $117,218 in workers' compensation benefits.The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court decision that gr...Read More
Washington Extends Comment Period on Heat-Related Illness Rule 05/07/2008
State: WA | Segment: Regulatory | 88 | 0
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) announced Tuesday that it has extended the period in which written comments may be submitted on a proposed workplace rule to protect workers from heat-related illnesses.The comment period has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, May ...Read More
Workers' Compensation Resource Guide Switching to Web Format 05/06/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 79 | 0
Workers’ Compensation Resource Guide announced Monday that is moving to an on-line format and will no longer release a printed edition of its annual directory.Effective with its upcoming 2009 West Coast Edition, the guide will be published entirely in electronic format and will be ...Read More
Worker's Appeal Untimely By Reviving Old Issue, Appeals Court Rules 05/06/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 154 | 0
A Florida appellate court dismissed a writ of certiorari after concluding that the injured worker waited too long to appeal an order to visit an employer's independent medical examiner.In Caldwell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 1D07-4359, 5/5/08, the 1st District Court of Appea...Read More
Worker Fails to Collect Full Auto Coverage for Work Injury 05/05/2008
State: MT | Segment: Courts | 314 | 0
The Montana Supreme Court denied an injured worker's attempt to collect the unused portion of his maximum medical payment coverage under his auto insurance policies, after being struck by a motorist's vehicle while working along a highway.The high court concluded that the languag...Read More
Worker Loses Retaliatory Discharge Suit Involving Potential Claim 05/05/2008
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 165 | 0
A Mobil Chemical Co. maintenance worker unsuccessfully challenged a summary judgment ruling against his suit alleging retaliatory discharge related to a potential workers' compensation claim, in Texas' 9th District Court of Appeals. The appellate court affirmed a trial court deci...Read More
Waco Office to Host Session on Medical Fee Guidelines May 28 05/05/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 64 | 0
The Waco field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” on the recently revised medical fee guidelines May 28.The free session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 190 of the downtown State Office Building at 801 Austi...Read More
Weslaco Office Sets Session on Medical Fee Guidelines for May 16 05/02/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 73 | 0
The Weslaco field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” May 16 on the recently  revised medical fee guidelines.The free session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the field office at 1108 W. Pike Blvd. in Weslaco....Read More
Willis Group Appoints Bear Stearns Exec to its Board 05/02/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 114 | 0
Willis Group Holdings announced Thursday that Jeffrey B. Lane has been named to its board of directors and will be a member of the Compensation Committee.Lane brings more than 40 years of financial experience to Willis, the brokerage said in a press release. He is chairman/chief executiv...Read More
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