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Cancer-Presumption Bill Put on Hold Until 2019 02/13/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
It will be at least another year before Virginia lawmakers will consider a bill that would provide firefighters with an expanded cancer presumption. ...Read More
 
 
Clerk Failed to Prove Her Employer's Conduct Made Armed Robbery 'Substantially Certain' to Occur 02/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a convenience store manager trainee could not maintain a tort suit against her employer since she failed to establish that her employer’s conduct had made it “substantially certain” she would be robbed at gunpoint while she was attempting t...Read More
 
 
Court Tosses Mother's Challenge to Board Finding that Student Extern Was Company Employee 02/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A graduate student's mother cannot appeal a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board that her son was an employee of the laboratory where he died because it was not a final decision that revolved all the issues in the case, a New York appellate court ruled. Case: Matter of the ...Read More
 
 
Claims Adjuster Sentenced to 33 Months in $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme 02/09/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2415 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A former California claims adjuster who funneled nearly $1.6 million in payments for  fraudulent medical claims to her lover, a professional football player, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Troy Nunley ordered Kimberly Jones,...Read More
 
 
Court Upholds OSHA Citation against General Contractor for Alleged Conduct of Sub 02/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a general contractor was properly fined for safety violations at a job site in Massachusetts that were allegedly attributable to its subcontractor. Case: A.C. Castle Construction Co. v. Acosta, No. 17-1537, 02/07/2018, published. Facts: In...Read More
 
 
Committee Passes Bill Proposing Increase in Medical Payments on Firefighter Cancer Claims 02/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Doctors could be paid more for treating Hawaii firefighters with occupational cancer claims than they would be paid for treating workers with other types of injuries under a bill passed out of a second state House of Representatives policy committee. Medical payments in Hawaii are capped ...Read More
 
 
Court Upholds Award to Construction Worker for Repetitive Lifting Injury 02/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a long-time construction worker for an occupational disease caused by years of heavy lifting. Case: Matter of Garcia v. MCI Interiors, No. 524358, 02/08/2018, published. Facts: Carlos Garcia worked as a plasterer in the con...Read More
 
 
Court Partially Revives Claims of Former Group Trust Member Against Broker 02/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived the claims of a former group self-insurance trust member against its insurance broker for wrongfully inducing it to participate in the trust.  Case: The Krog Corp. v. The Vanner Group, No. 525140, 02/08/2018, published. Facts: The ...Read More
 
 

Comp's Underwriting Profit Expected to Decline This Year, A.M. Best Says 02/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Workers’ compensation net premiums written for 2017 are expected to come in 1% lower than in 2016, following a tapering off of growth over the past few years, according to new report from A.M. Best. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Finding of Compensability but Overturns Order on Payment of Medical Bills 02/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to temporary total disability benefits for a back injury but said the compensation court had erred in determining which medical bills the employer had to pay. ...Read More
 
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