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Court Won't Vacate Default Judgment for Defendant in Personal Injury Action 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a defendant in a construction worker’s personal injury action was not entitled have its default set aside, since it could not demonstrate good cause for its failure to participate in the proceedings. ...Read More

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Injured While Moving Dead Body 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court panel upheld the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer who suffered a hand injury while moving a heavy corpse. ...Read More

Unrebutted Opinion of Voc Rehab Counselor Established Worker's 100% Loss of Earning Capacity 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a utility district employee had no earning capacity after an on-the-job back injury, since he properly reported his injury to his employer and there was no evidence to rebut the final opinion of the vocational rehabilitation counselor selected by the parti...Read More

Contractor Cited for Failing to Provide Fall Protection 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A contractor faces $48,778 in penalties for exposing employees to dangerous falls at two South Florida worksites. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...Read More

Commercial Bakery Cited for Fall and Electrical Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Miami bakery faces $67,261 in fines for exposing employees to caught-in, fall and electrical hazards. The U.S. Occupational and Safety Administration c...Read More

Manufacturer Cited for Shock and Explosion Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $42,682 in penalties against a Miami manufacturer for exposing employees to electrical shock, fire and explosion hazards. ...Read More

Increases in Weekly Benefits, Medical Mileage This Week 07/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Maximum weekly benefits and medical mileage in Kansas increased slightly this week in keeping with state law, the Kansas Department of Labor announced. ...Read More

Normandy Insurance Expands WC Coverage Into State 07/06/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 653 min read
Florida-based carrier Normandy Insurance Co. will be allowed to serve the Arkansas workers' compensation market, Arkansas' insurance commissioner announced this week. ...Read More

Labor Cabinet Hosts OSHA Training Session Next Week 07/06/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training all next week in Bowling Green, part of regular safety and health training sessions held around the state, the Cabinet announc...Read More

Former AD Nevans Approved Debit Card Payments in '08 07/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California lawmakers are debating legislation that would allow employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay temporary disability benefits, but one company has been using cards to pay benefits for nearly a decade under the blessing of the previous administration. ...Read More
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