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Supreme Court Upholds Board's Analysis of 'Substantial Cause' 04/23/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board properly determined that a worker’s recent work accident was the substantial cause of his need for medical care. ...Read More

Economic Forecast Shows Slowing Job Growth, NCCI Says 04/23/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
After gaining 2.6 million jobs in 2018, private sector employment is forecast to grow 1.8% this year, slowing to 0.9% in 2020, according to a quarterly economics briefing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Change in Time Limits for Resolving Claims Applies Retroactively 04/23/2019
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A divided Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a 2011 change in the law applied retroactively to shorten the time that a school district employee had to resolve her workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefit to Climb by Almost $30 04/23/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced that the maximum weekly wage benefit rate will climb, from $905 to $934. The rate for temporary total and permanent partial disability is set at two-thirds of the state's average weekly wage, and that has risen, from $1,357 ...Read More

McDonald Hopkins Announces Hiring of Margaret O'Bryon 04/23/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Margaret O’Bryon will bring 15 years of workers’ compensation expertise to McDonald Hopkins LLC, the Cleveland-based law firm announced Monday. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Burden on Appellant for Evidence Challenge 04/23/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 48 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured worker, finding his employer and the Second Injury Fund failed to show an absence of competent and substantial evidence. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment on Claim by Worker Struck in Eye by Nail 04/23/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim based on an eye injury. ...Read More

Ruling of Suicide in Construction Worker's Death Raises Questions 04/23/2019
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Michigan Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor are reportedly looking into the death of an electrician in Detroit that some authorities called an accident but state safety regulators are calling a suicide. ...Read More

Business Groups Fear Effects of Benefits Bills 04/23/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Some 25 years after Maine revamped its workers' compensation laws to limit some benefits and reduce costs for employers, worker advocates say the time has come for the pendulum to swing back toward improved coverage. ...Read More

KEMI Board Trims CEO's Salary After Audit Findings 04/23/2019
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Just days after a state auditor's report questioned some spending practices at Kentucky's largest workers' compensation carrier, the mutual company's board has recommended that the CEO take a pay cut and lose his long-term contract. ...Read More
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