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VA Medical Center Cited for Serious Safety Violations 12/14/2015
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Violations Bring $103,600 in OSHA Fines 11/04/2015
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 587 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wisconsin food product manufacturer that allegedly did not protect workers from machinery that could start up during service and maintenance faces $103,600 in fines from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA on Oct. 30 issued citations for one willful, 12 serious ...Read More
 
 

Volunteer Firefighter and Wife Facing Fraud Charges 11/03/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1115 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An upstate New York volunteer firefighter and his wife face felony fraud charges after investigators discovered the husband had responded to 177 fire and ...Read More
 
 

Variations in Surgery Rates Focus of Webinar 10/27/2015
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A webinar discussing the geographic variations in surgery rates, organized by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, is to take place next month. ...Read More
 
 
Valen Says Survey Shows Conflict between Underwriters and Actuaries 09/16/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Valen Analytics says a survey of about 200 property and casualty professionals confirms the existence of the long-standing conflict between underwriters and actuaries over pricing. Valen said 77% of the survey respondents said their companies face pricing disputes between underwriters and...Read More
 
 
Valero Cites Exclusive Remedy in Opposing Chemical Burn Complaint 08/18/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2045 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers' compensation is the only remedy available to a man who suffered chemical burns to his face, arms and lungs, Valero said in response to a personal injury lawsuit, according to a report by the Southeast Texas Record. Dustin Kendrick was injured May 10 when a coworker at the Val...Read More
 
 

Violations Bring $50,400 in Fines 07/30/2015
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
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Volunteer Firefighters Might Get Protections 07/20/2015
State: MT | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
After three years of battling to get workers’ compensation coverage for volunteer firefighters, the Montana Legislature's Educational and Local Government Interim Committee is considering whether counties have broken a 1997 agreement that required insurance coverage for firefighters,&nb...Read More
 
 

Video Showing Worker Cutting Wood Didn't Evidence Activity inconsistent with His Disability 07/02/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 2967 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker who was caught on video using a power saw to cut wood outside a friend's business did not lose his entitlement to continue receivi...Read More
 
 

Video Surveillance Showing Worker Lied about her Limitations Results in Forfeiture of Benefits 06/23/2015
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker caught on film using her allegedly injured arm and leg to drive and go about her normal day-to-day a...Read More
 
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