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Workers' Compensation News

 

Roofer Apprehended, Sentenced for Comp and Welfare Fraud 01/08/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A roofer who pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud almost three years ago, then went on the lam, has been sentenced to one to four years in prison. ...Read More
 
 

City Reports 23% Increase in Comp Costs 01/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1053 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
The Southern California city of Santa Monica reported a 23% increase in workers’ compensation medical and indemnity payments in the most recent fiscal year. ...Read More
 
 

L.A. Times: Lawmakers Consider Oversight Hearing on SCIF Compensation 01/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2047 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
California lawmakers are considering holding an oversight hearing to review whether compensation paid to some executives at State Compensation Insurance Fund is justified, according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 

State Supreme Court to Decide if Carve-Out for One State Is Constitutional 01/07/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
When Minnesota lawmakers in 2005 carved out a special workers' compensation exemption just for North Dakota employers, it was pitched as a way to help mom-and-pop pizza shops that delivered pies across state lines. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Fails to Prove Job Aggravated Pre-Existing Back Injury 01/07/2020
State: UT | Segment: Courts | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 194 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim that his employment with Walmart aggravated his pre-existing back injury. ...Read More
 
 

Court Excuses Employer's Default to Wrongful Termination Claim 01/07/2020
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to relief from its default to an injured employee’s wrongful termination claim. ...Read More
 
 

Board's Issuance of Amended Decision Renders Injured Worker's Appeal Moot 01/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court dismissed a correctional officer’s challenge to the deduction of a fee from his award as mooted by the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Summary Judgment for Scaffold Accident 01/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 187 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment to a property owner for a worker who fell from a scaffold. Case:...Read More
 
 

WCD Seeking Advice for Modernization Program 01/07/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 56 min read
Staff members of the Oregon Workers' Compensation Division are reaching out to insurers, employers, workers and other partners for recommendations to design information systems that meet users' needs. ...Read More
 
 

Pinnacol Finds Jan. 9 Most Dangerous Day for State's Workers 01/07/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 256 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
Pinnacol Assurance said an analysis of its claims data found that for the past five years, Jan. 9 has consistently been the most dangerous day for Colorado workers to slip, trip and fall on ice or snow. ...Read More
 
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