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Workers' Compensation News


Commission Chief Named President of NAWCJ 09/07/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
James J. Szablewicz, chief deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, has been named president of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, the commission announced Thursday. ...Read More

Court Allows Injured Worker to Proceed With Strict Liability Claim Against Property Developer 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived an injured worker’s strict liability claim against a property developer who had hired his employer to perform an ultra-hazardous activity. ...Read More

Court Upholds WCJ's Assessment of 'Wildly Differing Opinions' on Worker's Disability 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a worker for her injuries from a fall on her second day at a new job. ...Read More

Chiros Accuse One Call of Unfair Business Practices 09/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
An association of medical providers has filed a new lawsuit against One Call, accusing it of engaging in unfair business practices in California by inducing providers to accept cheaper rates in exchange for more referrals. ...Read More

Court Allows Tort Claim Against Insurer That Doctored Videotape, Had Worker Arrested 09/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 781 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
After Mario Seguro-Suarez fell 18 feet from a ladder, suffered brain damage and won a claim for total disability, his employer’s insurer went so far as to selectively edit a video of the man, then have him fraudulently arrested by the local police department. ...Read More

Concrete Company Owner Charged With Underreporting Payroll 09/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A 25-year-old Palm Beach County woman was charged last week with workers' compensation fraud after allegedly underreporting her company's payroll....Read More

CNA Hires Michael Costonis as Chief Operations Officer 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
CNA has announced that Michael Costonis will join the company today as its chief operations officer. ...Read More

CGL Carrier Didn't Owe Coverage for Employee's Electric Shock 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s commercial general liability insurance carrier did not owe coverage for an employee’s injuries from an electric shock. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Deliberate-Intention Claim 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s tort claim against his employer, concluding that the evidence did not support a finding that the employer had deliberately intended to injure him. ...Read More

Court Rejects Security Guard's Claim for Additional TTD, Penalties 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a security guard was not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits for her injuries from a fall from an office chair, nor was she entitled to penalties against her employer. ...Read More
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