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Report Examines Controversy Surrounding Doctor's Push for Objectivity 04/19/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
As part of its continuing, serial coverage of issues in Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system, the Honolulu Civil Beat set out to investigate whether an influential physician is an advocate for injured workers or a bagman who helps employers skirt liability for occupational injuries....Read More

Reciprocal Coverage, Gig Worker Definition Bills Awaiting Final Votes 04/19/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
Colorado lawmakers are considering bills that would allow reciprocal coverage exemptions for workers temporarily in the state and define when a gig economy worker should be classified as an employee. ...Read More

Rue & Ziffra Welcomes Two Attorneys 04/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0
Florida law firm Rue & Ziffra has added attorneys Alfred Washington Jr. and Roman Diveev. ...Read More

Roofing Company Fined Again for Fall Hazard Violations 04/18/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
An Ohio roofing contractor again faces fines for exposing employees to falls from rooftops, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said this week. ...Read More

RICO Claims Dismissed From Another EquityComp Lawsuit 04/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1062 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A Southern California employer suing the administrators of the EquityComp workers’ compensation program will have to pursue unfair competition and bad faith claims in state court after dropping its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that threw out racketeering allegations. ...Read More

Report: Tesla Failed to Report Workplace Injuries 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1039 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Electric car manufacturer Tesla failed to report numerous workplace injuries at its Northern California factory as part of what some workers told the Centers for Investigative Reporting was a company-wide culture that prioritized productivity over safety. ...Read More

Report From Psychologist Didn't Override Contrary Opinion From Different Expert 04/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a psychologist’s opinion as to a worker’s inability to maintain any form of sustained remunerative employment did not invalidate a prior report from a different expert who concluded that the worker remained employable. ...Read More

Report: Poizner Ahead in Race for Insurance Commissioner 04/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 690 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Steve Poizner leads the field of candidates to replace Dave Jones as California’s next insurance commissioner, according to media reports. ...Read More

Residential Yoga Program Helps Reduce Front-Line Worker Stress, Study Finds 04/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A residential yoga program in Massachusetts is teaching “front-line” employees, including first responders, how to better manage stress, even as stress-related claims are figuring more prominently in workers’ compensation. ...Read More

Res Judicata Barred Worker From Re-Litigating Compensability of Knee Surgery 04/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the doctrine of res judicata barred an injured worker from seeking additional benefits and coverage for knee surgery after the Workers’ Compensation Commission had already rejected her medical evidence as insufficient to prove causation. ...Read More
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