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Full Senate to Reconsider Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund Bill 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state Senate will again take up a bill that would shore up funding for the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. The full chamber considered Se...Read More

Contractor Faces $191K Fine for Scaffold Hazards 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a New Jersey construction company has been cited for exposing workers to alleged hazards at a Philadelphia job site, including allowing employees to work on a scaffold that was too close to power lines. ...Read More

Court Tosses Award for Worker's Warehouse Accident 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned a worker’s award of enhanced benefits after he lost both legs because of a warehouse accident, finding his employer could not be held liable for the violation of a specific safety regulation. ...Read More

Worker Gets PTD Award for Combined Effects of Physical, Mental Injuries 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court upheld a worker's award of permanent total disability benefits because of the combined effects of his physical and psychological injuries from an accident seven years ago. ...Read More

Worker Can't Bring Tort Claim for Injuries From Inmate Assault 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a correctional center employee could not proceed with a tort claim against the state for damages after he was assaulted by inmates attempting an escape. ...Read More

Court Overturns Order Enforcing Settlement for Death Benefits 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned a trial judge’s order enforcing a settlement agreement for death benefits in the absence of evidence that all parties to the claim consented to the terms laid out in the entry of judgment. ...Read More

Inadequate Fall Protection Leads to Citations Against Contractor 10/19/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Equipping construction workers with fall-prevention harnesses, but allegedly not tying off the harnesses to arrest a fall, has led to federal citations against an Alabama-based subcontractor. ...Read More

Court Tosses Summary Judgment for Worker Over Questions of Credibility 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court overturned a worker’s grant of summary judgment on a Labor Law claim, finding the conflicting accounts of his alleged accident had given rise to a triable question about his credibility. ...Read More

DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database 10/18/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Health care providers in California should be able to access a patient’s prescription drug history without having to log into the state’s database and perform a manual search, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law to further the fight against opioid abuse and misuse. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Employers to Provide Copy of IIPP 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Grown vetoed a bill that would have required employees to provide to workers a copy of their written injury and illness prevention plan upon request. ...Read More
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