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State Fund Announces $40 Million Dividend 10/12/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana State Fund board of directors approved a $40 million dividend for more than 23,000 policyholders from policy year 2015, the largest amount the carrier says it has ever returned. ...Read More
 
 

Russell Michiels to Manage LUBA Claims Department 10/12/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
LUBA Workers’ Comp has promoted Russell Michiels to manager of its claims department. ...Read More
 
 

Calculation of AWW Properly Excluded Period of Unemployment 10/12/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s average weekly wage at the time of his industrial injury was properly calculated based on his earnings in the year prior to his injury, divided by the number of weeks he was employed. ...Read More
 
 

Bob Schmidt Named National VP at HomeCare Connect 10/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal
HomeCare Connect has appointed Bob Schmidt as national vice president of sales management. Schmidt brings 25 years of experience in managed care to...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Award for Bilateral Leg Pain Related to Knee Injury 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for treatment of pain in both legs following a compensable injury to his left knee. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Intoxication Didn't Foreclose Widow's Claim for Death Benefits 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a logger’s widow was entitled to benefits for his fatal accident even though he was intoxicated at the time of his death. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Awards Benefits to Daughter of Miner Who Died in His Sleep 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a miner’s daughter was entitled to benefits after he died in his sleep more than a year after a traumatic head injury at work. ...Read More
 
 

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Injured While Arresting Suspect 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer for an injury sustained in the course of arresting a suspected drug dealer. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Apportionment of Schedule Loss of Use to Prior Non-Work Injury 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s schedule loss of use for a knee injury could be apportioned to a prior non-work injury to the same knee. ...Read More
 
 

SAIF Offering Free Safety Seminars 10/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is kicking off a series of free farm safety seminars on Halloween. The half-day courses being held in 16 cities throughout ...Read More
 
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