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Workers' Compensation News

Valero Cites Exclusive Remedy in Opposing Chemical Burn Complaint 08/18/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1974 | 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 | 378 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
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Volunteer Firefighters Might Get Protections 07/20/2015
State: MT | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 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 | 2918 | 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 | 453 | 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

Volunteer Fire Department Violates Safety Protocol, Town Fighting Penalties 06/22/2015
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The town of Harpswell is negotiating with the Maine Department of Labor about proposed fines issued to the fire department for safety violations, accordin...Read More
Volunteer Hurt while Participating in Community Service Program Wasn't 'Employee' 06/17/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 2150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A volunteer in a community service program failed to establish he was an "employee" of The Girls Club of New York for purposes of his Labor Law and workers' compensation claims, the Appellate Division ruled. Case: Smith v. The Girls Club of New York, No. 15353 570657/10, 06/...Read More
VOSH Applies Program to Address National Problem of Misclassified Workers 06/15/2015
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry announced a new program to address state employees misclassifying workers, a practice that the Economic Policy Institute said is becoming more costly to taxpayers and social insurance systems nationwide. On June 2, Virginia’s Labor C...Read More
Volunteers Sought for Planning State Conference 06/09/2015
State: PA | Segment: Events | 311 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is seeking two volunteers to help plan the state’s conference agendas for 2016, according to a press release. The department is looking for one employer and one labor representative to sit on an 18-member committee that will discuss ...Read More

Volunteer Firefighters Lobby Albany for more Protections 05/13/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Volunteer firefighters culled together with a band of advocacy and union groups to lobby the state Capitol on Monday for bills that would prohibit certain flame retardants and offer a cancer presumption. ...Read More
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