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WCB Continues String of Victories Against Dissolved Group Trusts' Members 12/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers' Compensation Board scored the latest in its string of victories against members of dissolved workers' compensation self-insurance trusts on Thursday with a decision clearing its way to recover $133 million. ...Read More

Worker's Settlement of 3rd-Party Action Didn't Bar Comp Claim 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not barred from pursuing a comp claim for his injuries from a car accident when he had already settled a suit against the motorist responsible for the accident, without his employer’s consent. ...Read More

Worker Who Got Raise After Accident Wasn't Entitled to Increase in PPD Benefits 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits in excess of the percentage of his permanent physical impairment, since he was able to return to work and earn more than he had when he was hurt. ...Read More

WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System 12/11/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold free training sessions throughout December on a new electronic filing system that will become mandatory at the start of the new year. ...Read More

Worker May Proceed With Claims for Respiratory Illness 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to proceed with his claim for damages for a respiratory illness against a subcontractor on the project for which he had been working. ...Read More

WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation 12/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year. ...Read More

WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss results from a review of earthquake exposure and plans for studies to perform in 2018 when it meets Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More

Worker Can't Compel Industrial Commission to Determine Her Entitlement to PTD Without Exam 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not get a writ compelling the Industrial Commission to determine her entitlement to permanent total disability compensation without first compelling her attendance at an independent medical examination by a physician of the commission'...Read More

WTC Health Program Doctor Concerned About Benefit Denials 12/06/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The top doctor with the World Trade Center Health Program is concerned about the stress placed on patients who have to fight for disability retirement benefits for their 9/11-linked medical problems, New York’s The Chief Leader newspaper ...Read More

WCD Revises Bulletins on Reimbursements, Claim Data Reports 12/05/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued revisions to two bulletins on Monday relating to loss reports by self-insured employers and the reimbursement paid to carriers that elect to pay supplemental benefits.  ...Read More
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