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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Undecided on Whether CT Claims Are Diseases, Illnesses 09/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah's Supreme Court justices could not decide whether a worker's condition — linked to cumulative trauma — should be classified as an occupational disease or an accidental injury, in an opinion released last week. ...Read More

Sewer Company Fined $184K After Worker's Death 09/06/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Minnesota sewer company is facing $184,100 in fines following the death of a worker who became entangled in sewer lining equipment. Visu-Sewer Inc. r...Read More

State Proposes 2018 Maximum Benefit, New Code of Conduct for Comp Judges 09/06/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Jersey's maximum benefit rate for workers' compensation claimants will rise 0.78% next year, from $896 to $903, if the change is approved. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Guaranty Association's Entitlement to Collect Assessments 09/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the state's Workers' Compensation Group Self-Insurer Guaranty Association was entitled to summary judgment on its demand for payment of assessments against members of the former Mississippi Comp Choice Workers' Compensation Self-Insur...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial for Back Surgery as Not Causally Related to Hernia 09/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that an injured truck driver failed to prove his need for back surgery was causally related to a groin injury he suffered while lifting a heavy placard. ...Read More

Stonetrust Enters Nebraska With Work Comp Product 09/01/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. has entered the Nebraska market and will distribute its workers’ compensation product exclusively through Method Insurance Services. ...Read More

Supreme Court Disbars Attorney for Repeated Misconduct in Comp Cases 09/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 758 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday yanked an attorney’s law license for his repeated failure to properly manage funds owed to clients and co-counsel. ...Read More

Supreme Court Gets Constitutional Challenge to Subrogation Statute, TTD Limit 08/31/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday received a constitutional challenge to an employer’s statutorily granted rights to limit a worker’s temporary total disability benefits and to receive a credit when the worker has obtained recovery from a third-party tortfeasor. ...Read More

Slain Work Comp Attorney's Boyfriend Convicted of Murder 08/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1650 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A jury has convicted a slain workers' compensation attorney's boyfriend of her murder after three days of deliberations, ...Read More

Supreme Court Rules Injured Workers Have Choice of Pharmacy 08/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Unlike its counterpart in Louisiana, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that injured workers may choose their own pharmacy.  The...Read More
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