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Workers' Compensation News


CWCI: 7% of Working-Age COVID Cases Claimed as Occupational, 4% of Deaths 10/23/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute on Thursday reported that 1 in 14 COVID-19 cases involving people of working age from May through September were claimed as occupational. ...Read More

Social Determinants Can Be Hurdles for Injured Workers, Experts Say 10/23/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Social factors such as economic instability and childhood trauma can prevent some injured workers from seeking timely medical treatment and delay their return to work, a panel of experts said Thursday. ...Read More

Author of 'Patel Memo' Still Surprised at Growth of Set-Aside Industry He Spawned 10/23/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
When a little-known federal official signed a memo almost 20 years ago outlining the need for Medicare to protect its interests in workers' compensation settlements, he had no idea that the action would spawn a multimillion-dollar industry. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Accident He Caused 10/23/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claims, finding his conduct alone was to blame for his injuries from an allegedly dangerous condition. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claims for Fall on Ice 10/23/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law action were not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim for damages for his injuries from a fall on ice at a construction site. ...Read More

Report: Amazon's Claim Frequency Drives Proposal for New Classification 10/23/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Regulators in Washington state are considering what would effectively be a separate industrial classification for Amazon’s fulfillment centers because the volume of claims from the facilities is driving up rates for all warehouses, according to a report by the ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Provision Doesn't Shield Attorney From Suit 10/23/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that an attorney could not rely on the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Law to block a lawsuit by a former employee for the intentional infliction of emotional distress, sexual harassment and constructive discharge.   ...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Truck Driver's Award of Benefits for Psych Conditions 10/23/2020
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The North Dakota Supreme Court overturned an award of benefits to a truck driver for depression and anxiety, since those conditions pre-existed his injuries from an on-the-job accident. ...Read More

Production Companies Argue Jury Misclassified Stuntman for $8.6M Award 10/23/2020
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 123 min read
Production companies working with AMC Networks argued that a stuntman killed while filming “The Walking Dead” should have been classified as an employee and his parents limited to workers’ compensation benefits, according to a ...Read More

SUNZ Insurance Names Chief Underwriting Officer 10/23/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 174 min read
SUNZ Insurance on Thursday announced that David Brodsky has joined the company as chief underwriting officer. ...Read More
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