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Workers' Compensation News


Prior Rulings in Worker's Case Didn't Qualify Her for MITF Compensation 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court this week ruled that adjudication of a pre-existing, non-work related disability made simultaneously with adjudication of a pre-existing work-related injury could not support an award of permanent total disability benefits payable by the Multiple Injury Trust Fund...Read More

Court Revives Wrongful Death Claim by Worker's Alleged Common-Law Wife 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a wrongful death claim by the alleged common-law wife of a worker killed in a gas pipeline explosion. Ca...Read More

TDI Proposes Rules to Implement Captive Legislation 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has proposed rules to implement legislation passed in 2017 intended to make it easier to form captive insurance companies. ...Read More

Employer Owed No Duty to Provide Medical Care to Worker Who Suffered Stroke 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with a negligence claim against his employer for failing to provide medical assistance after he suffered a stroke at work. ...Read More

L&I Proposing 5% Rate Decrease for 2019 09/20/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 51 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Washington employers will enjoy a 5% reduction in workers’ compensation costs next year, the Department of Labor Industries announced. ...Read More

Austin City Council Drops Lawsuit Against Firefighter 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Less than two weeks after an Austin firefighter complained to a news station about the city’s aggressive legal actions over her cancer claims, the City Council has voted to drop the lawsuit. ...Read More

NJCRIB Announces New Fines for Late Submissions 09/20/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has revised its fines for late financial data submissions, the agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Court Tosses Employer's Challenge to Compensability of Assembly Line Worker's Foot Injury 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals rejected an employer’s challenge to a finding that a worker had suffered a compensable foot injury, since a commission decision had not resolved all of the disputed issues between the parties. ...Read More

State Making Another Pass at Setting Up Uninsured Employers Fund 09/20/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 163 min read
Rhode Island regulators will make another pass at establishing an uninsured employers fund next year, but it won’t pay medical bills, and benefits will be limited to $50,000 per claim, according to ...Read More

DOI, NCCI Host WC Seminars Oct. 9-10 09/20/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 90 min read
The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance will host back-to-back seminars next month to update stakeholders on changes in the industry, including legislation and regulation. ...Read More
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