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Workers' Compensation News


Non-Signatories to Employment Contract Can't Enforce Venue-Selection Clause 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a group of non-signatories to a maritime worker’s employment contract could not enforce a forum-selection clause for litigation of the worker’s claim. ...Read More

Non-Subscribing Employer Can't Be Held Liable for Car Accident on Worker's Day Off 05/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 106 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s civil suit against his non-subscribing employer, finding the employer could not be held vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of a coworker in causing a car accident on a day when neither employee was working. ...Read More

New Rules Would Save WC Carriers $200,000 by Dropping Preference for Accredited Rehab 05/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Texas workers' compensation system could shave off $200,000 a year in worker rehabilitation costs by dropping a 22-year-old provider accreditation preference and pay all rehab services the same amount. ...Read More

NJM Insurance Group Names Mitch Livingston President, CEO 05/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
Mitch Livingston has been named president and chief executive officer of NJM Insurance Group, New Jersey’s leading workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More

Norwalk Attorney Named WC Commissioner 05/09/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Norwalk attorney Carrie Colangelo has been named to the state's Workers' Compensation Commission, according to a local news report. ...Read More

Newlywed Can't Proceed With Claim of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress 05/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that a worker could not proceed with a civil action against his employer for the intentional infliction of emotional distress from an alleged three-hour confrontation about whether his recent marriage to the relative of a co-employee had violated company polic...Read More

No Benefits for Widow of Worker Killed While Using Company Truck 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s widow was not entitled to benefits for the worker’s fatal car accident while using a company vehicle to access a job site. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Firefighter Whose Cancer Went Into Remission 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the possibility that a firefighter could suffer a recurrence of bladder cancer did not render him eligible for accidental and performance of duty disability retirement benefits, since he was physically capable of returning to work while his cancer was in remi...Read More

New Fee Schedule Would Raise Conversion Factors Slightly 04/27/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
South Dakota's Division of Labor and Management will hold a public hearing May 14 on a proposed revision to the workers' compensation fee schedule, the division announced. ...Read More

NCCI: New Classifications Possible After Florida Ruling on Transport Companies 04/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
Two appeals from transportation-related companies have raised the possibility of additional classifications for Florida employers. The Florida Workers&#...Read More
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