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No Permanent Partial Disability Award for Ironworker Who Had Shoulder Replacement 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a denial of permanent partial disability benefits to an ironworker after he underwent a total shoulder replacement. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Recommends 7.6% Reduction in Voluntary Rate 10/17/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 7.6% decrease for the Kansas voluntary market and a 5.8% decrease for the assigned risk market, the state Department of Insurance announced Monday. ...Read More
 
 

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer With Shoulder Injury 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to performance of duty disability retirement benefits after suffering a disabling shoulder injury because the evidence supported a finding that the injury did not permanently incapacitate him. ...Read More
 
 

No Loss of Wage Award for Former NYU Accountant With Respiratory Conditions 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an accountant with compensable respiratory ailments was not entitled to an award for a loss in her wage-earning capacity after she quit her job at New York University to take a part-time position. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI: Job Automation Will Drive Critical Changes 10/12/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Although some researchers have said that automation puts half of U.S. jobs at risk, a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance says the situation is not nearly that dire. ...Read More
 
 

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Injured While Arresting Suspect 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer for an injury sustained in the course of arresting a suspected drug dealer. ...Read More
 
 

No Benefits for Worker Injured by Rising From Crouch 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a utility worker was not entitled to benefits for an alleged injury that occurred while he was engaged in the routine act of standing after working for a few minutes in a squatted position. ...Read More
 
 

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Police Officer for Whom Surgical Fix Was Available 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to accidental and performance of duty disability retirement benefits for a thumb injury because there is a reasonably safe surgical procedure that could restore enough function to allow him to continue to do his job....Read More
 
 

NASI: Comp Benefits Hit Lowest Point Since 1980 10/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Benefits paid to injured workers as a percentage of payroll dropped in 2015 to the lowest point since 1980, a trend that — depending on whom you ask — is either the result of safer workplaces or the whittling away of worker benefits. ...Read More
 
 

No Benefits for Widow of Traveling Employee Killed While Christmas Shopping 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals denied a widow’s claim for benefits for the death of a traveling employee who was killed while going Christmas shopping after he finished work for the day. ...Read More
 
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