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Contractor With Four Worker Fatalities Cited Again 06/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A South Florida utility contractor has been cited for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other hazards, and is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties. ...Read More

2nd Circuit Establishes Standard for Vacating Arbitration Award 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
In a case of first impression, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an undisclosed relationship between a party and its party-appointed arbitrator constitutes evident partiality if the relationship violates a contractual requirement of disinterestedness or prejudicially affects the aw...Read More

Chubb Announces Appointments in Mid-Market Segment 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Chubb has named Paul Lewis industry practice leader for the company’s North America commercial insurance mid-market segment. ...Read More

Split Court Determines Worker Lacking Credibility Still Proved Entitlement to Benefits 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for the second of two alleged on-the-job accidents, despite his questionable credibility. ...Read More

Opioid-Only Formulary Goes to House Ways and Means 06/22/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A plan to limit opioid prescriptions for injured workers has passed a conference committee and now is in the hands of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee. ...Read More

Doctor Suspended From Treating Injured Workers Following Tax Fraud 06/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has revoked the authorization of Dr. Avelino Rosales to treat injured workers in the state workers’ comp system, effective immediately. ...Read More

Court Denies Interlocutory Review of Ruling on Worker's Status as 'Seaman' 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court denied an employer’s petition for interlocutory review of a trial judge’s determination that its employee was a Jones Act seaman at the time of his alleged injury while being transported to shore. ...Read More

House Approves Limits on Uninsured Fund Payouts 06/22/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0
The Rhode Island House of Representatives this week passed a bill that will limit the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More

Engineer Struck by Airborne Street Sign Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an engineer who was struck by an airborne street sign was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

Albany's Loss-of-Use Claims Spiked in 2017 06/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Payouts for loss-of-use claims in Albany spiked by 1,700% in 2017, leaving the city with almost $2 million in payouts to injured city workers, according to a local news report. ...Read More
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