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Uber Agrees to Settle Class Action, Denies Taking Comp Premiums From Drivers 01/11/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Uber agreed to pay more than 2,000 New York drivers $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the ride-share company illegally took a 2.5% workers’ compensation premium surcharge from drivers instead of passengers. ...Read More

4th Circuit Upholds Award of Black Lung Benefits for Miner 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three times was the charm for a coal miner who secured an affirmance of black lung benefits from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals after twice having the court reverse his awards. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Starts Sending Notices by Email 01/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been sending attorneys of record notice of opinions and award by email since the start of they year. The commission said it will use only certified mail to provide notice when it does not know an attorney’s email address, or when notifyin...Read More
Goals for 2018 on Industrial Commission's Agenda 01/11/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Phoenix. An agenda for the meeting notes that the conversation may include deliberations on objectives specific to divisions, departments and sections of the commission, as well as discussion about ...Read More

Court Upholds WCJ's Decision Granting Employer's Termination Petition 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a workers’ compensation judge issued an adequately reasoned decision to support an order terminating benefits for a worker who had made a full recovery. ...Read More

Court Overturns Finding of Compensability for Firefighter Paramedic's PTSD 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that further factual findings were necessary to determine if a firefighter paramedic was entitled to benefits for his post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Exclusivity Shielded Employer From Civil Liability 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that workers’ compensation exclusivity shielded an employer for civil liability for an employee’s car accident, even though the employee was unable to secure an award of benefits for her injuries under the workers’ compensation law of another ...Read More

Employer Can Benefit From Discounted Rate Negotiated by Worker's Private Insurance Carrier 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an employer’s liability for an injured worker’s medical benefits is limited to the amount actually paid to the treatment providers, even if they were paid at a discounted rate negotiated by the worker’s personal health insurance carri...Read More

United Healthcare Piloting Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients 01/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal
United Healthcare, a provider of Medicare benefit plans, is running a pilot program of a wearable device that continuously monitors blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. ...Read More

Fencing Manufacturer Fined $199,996 for Continued Violations 01/11/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited chain-link fence manufacturer Aruvil International Inc. $199,996 for continued safety violations at its Pennsauken, New Jersey, facility. ...Read More
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