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Court Won't Disturb Arbitrator's Ruling on Employer's Entitlement to Reimbursement 11/13/2018
Source: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an arbitrator’s decision allowing an employer to be reimbursed for payment of workers’ compensation benefits from the liability insurance carrier for a motorist who was at fault for an employee’s injuries. ...Read More

Court Splits on Defendant's Burden of Proof for Summary Judgment 11/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim predicated on a fall through a stairwell opening. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Aggravation Injury Despite 'Confusing' Report on Causation 11/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for an aggravation of dormant conditions in her back that were aggravated after she was struck by a crate while at work. ...Read More

Commission Can't Retroactively Correct Miscalculation of Peace Officer's Award 11/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals last week ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Commission lacked authority to retroactively fix a miscalculation of benefits for a public safety officer, even though the employer conceded the mistake. ...Read More

Crush Injury Leads to OSHA Citations for Two Contractors 11/12/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 394 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Two Florida contractors are facing federal citations and fines after a worker’s foot and ankle were crushed by a section of a crane that was being disassembled. ...Read More

Court Affirms $25,560 Penalty for Fall Protection Violations 11/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 257 min read
A Northern California court affirmed a $25,560 penalty that Cal/OSHA issued to a telecommunications firm after one of its workers was injured in a fall. ...Read More

Court Upholds Suspension of NYPD Officer for Refusing to Release Medical Records to Employer 11/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court on Thursday ruled that the City of New York properly suspended a police officer who refused to authorize the release of her medical records as part of a fitness-for-duty evaluation. ...Read More

Court Won't Excuse Worker's Failure to Provide Timely Notice of Labor Law Claim 11/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge did not commit an abuse of discretion in refusing to excuse a worker’s failure to timely provide notice of his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

Claims Handlers Welcome Proposed Changes to WCIS Reporting Rules 11/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Stakeholders are welcoming the California Division of Workers’ Compensation proposal to simplify the rules on subsequent reports of injuries, saying the current data reporting requirements are overly burdensome. ...Read More

Cal/OSHA Adopts Emergency Electronic Injury Reporting Rules 11/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
California employers with 250 or more workers will have to submit injury reports electronically for calendar year 2017. The Division ...Read More
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