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House Passes Bill to Create Penalties for Employers That Interfere With Claims 02/20/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would authorize a $5,000 fine for employers that interfere with an employee’s ability to file a workers’ compensation claim or retaliate against those who file claims. ...Read More

Steven Bensinger Joins Baldwin & Lyons Board 02/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Baldwin & Lyons Inc., a property-casualty holding company in the transportation and workers’ compensation insurance industries, has appointed Steven Bensinger to its board of directors. ...Read More

Committee Approves Bill Limiting Social Security Offset 02/20/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Washington state Senate committee passed a bill proposing to eliminate the offset for injured workers who had applied or were already receiving Social Security retirement benefits before the date of their injury. ...Read More

Zenith Insurance Co. Sues Dallas Surgery Center Over Worker's Brain Injury 02/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
California workers’ compensation carrier Zenith Insurance Co. has sued the Texas Institute for Surgery over more than $1 million in medical bills associated with a brain injury sustained by an injured worker while she emerged from anesthesia after ankle surgery. ...Read More

Bill to Create Appellate Court Clears Senate 02/20/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A long-gestating proposal to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia has gained approval in the West Virginia Senate. ...Read More

School Employee Can't Sue Custodial Workers for Injuries From Fall on Wet Floor 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school district employee could not pursue a civil action against the janitorial workers who were allegedly responsible for leaving a wet floor in a school cafeteria, which caused her to fall. ...Read More

Workers' Comp Defense Attorney Named Deputy Commissioner 02/20/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Charlotte workers’ compensation defense attorney Amanda Witzke has been appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. ...Read More

Pharmacist Failed to Prove Compensable Exacerbation of Fibromyalgia 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a pharmacist exposed to pepper spray while working in a prison failed to prove that the incident had caused a compensable exacerbation of her pre-existing fibromyalgia. ...Read More

Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation 02/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1792 | 8 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Workers' comp professionals have started staking out positions for the possibility that California lawmakers will try to rein in cumulative trauma claims this year. ...Read More

DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order 02/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that five contractors working in the Thomas Fire disaster area received stop-work orders for contracti...Read More
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