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Bill Would Create Presumption That Casino Workers' Disease is Compensable 12/07/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Employees in smoky casinos are gambling with their health and deserve automatic workers' compensation for respiratory disease, according to the author of a bill introduced in the Legislature this week. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Fall From Fire Escape Ladder 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claim based on a fall from a fire escape could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More

Mayoral Candidate Lightfoot Says Burke Should Resign 12/07/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 13 min read
Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot called on Alderman Edward Burke, who oversees the city’s workers’ compensation program, to resign and blasted City Council candidates for accepting financial support from him, according to ...Read More

Payroll Company Owner Shorted Bureau on Premiums Paid by Employers 12/07/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A payroll company owner in Ohio was sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $10,000 this week after he was convicted of underreporting payroll and defrauding the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the bureau ...Read More

Buffalo Law Firm Hires 2 Associates to Represent Claimants 12/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 161 min read
Michael T. Gioia The Cole, Sorrentino, Hur...Read More

WCIRB Eyes Moving Effective Date for New Rates to August 12/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — Advisory pure premium rates would take effect in August rather than January starting in 2021 under a new filing schedule being considered by California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Group Wants State to Adopt IMR Program Like California's 12/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A proposal by a Florida government watchdog group to revamp how medical claim disputes are handled has underscored the deep divide between claimants’ and insurance representatives in the Sunshine State. ...Read More

Regulators Say Independent Contractor Label Not a Work Comp Dodge 12/06/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
When businesses ask the West Virginia insurance commissioner’s office for advice on exempting workers from mandatory workers’ compensation coverage, they are directed to the Internal Revenue Service’s definition of an independent contractor. ...Read More

Insurance Law Didn't Bar Comp Carrier's Subrogation Claim 12/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division this week ruled that an insurance carrier can obtain reimbursement from a third-party tortfeasor for the benefits it paid to an injured worker, even though the worker's ability to recover damages was limited by law. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Burden of Proof in Medical Fee Dispute Process 12/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier challenging a medical dispute resolution does not bear the burden of proving that a care provider was not entitled to recover the amount determined by an officer. ...Read More
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