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Court Revives Labor Law Claim by Worker Struck by Out-of-Control Dolly 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries from being struck by a dolly after he lost control of it while pushing it up a ramp. ...Read More
Insurers May Be Eligible for Credit of Provider Network Registration Fee 11/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurers are not required to pay a registration fee for preferred provider networks that they assemble without the help of an administrator, the Illinois Department of Insurance has determined. Insurers who have previously submitted payments for administrator fees will be reimbursed, the ...Read More

Tampa Electric Cited After Ammonia Leak That Hospitalized 4 Workers 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Tampa Electric Co. and a firm that provides security to the utility have been issued federal safety citations following an ammonia leak that sent four workers to the hospital. ...Read More

Statute Allowing for Termination of Doctor's Relationship With Worker Isn't Retroactive 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In a case of first impression, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a newly enacted statute that provides for the automatic termination of a doctor’s status as an authorized treating physician does not apply retroactively. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes $1.8M Fine for Corn Mill Where Explosion Killed 5 Workers 11/21/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wisconsin corn milling facility is facing proposed fines of $1.84 million after a grain dust explosion killed five workers and injured 12 others, according to the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Dept. of Children & Family Services Investigators Face Dangerous Work Environment 11/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
At least 12 employees of Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services have been attacked or seriously threatened as they entered homes since 2013, a Chicago Tribune records an...Read More

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and general contractor were liable under Labor Law Section 240(1) for a construction worker’s fall from a scaffold, and that they were not entitled to summary judgment dismissing the worker’s Section 241(6) claim. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes $150 Hourly Cap on Claimants' Attorney Fees 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 214 | 1 | Popular with Legal
House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee Chairman Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, has prefiled for the 2018 session legislation that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour and would require the annual adoption of schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances. ...Read More

DWC Proposes Revisions to Form-005 11/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments until 5 p.m. Central Dec. 1 on proposed informal revisions to Form-005, Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage. ...Read More

BWC Asks Lawmaker Panel to Lower Inpatient Reimbursement Rate 11/21/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation would reimburse for most hospital inpatient services at 109.5% of the Medicare rate, according to a proposed rule amendment filed Friday with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. ...Read More
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