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Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1020 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Orange County Sheriff’s deputies filed workers’ compensation claims in California for physical and psychological injuries they say they sustained during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a report by the ...Read More

Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court revived a worker’s disability discrimination claim after she allegedly suffered a psychological injury because of pervasive harassment by her supervisor. ...Read More

NCCI Reassesses How Medical Inflation Is Measured 10/18/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical costs can account for half or more of benefits paid to injured workers, so the rate of medical inflation is watched closely by many in the workers’ comp industry. ...Read More

Employers Can Terminate Benefits at Return to Baseline, Though 'Baseline's' Meaning Debatable 10/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that an employer could terminate benefits to a worker who had aggravated his pre-existing conditions after healing to a point comparable to his condition before the workplace injury.  ...Read More

Parks Officer Can't Get Retirement Benefits From Police & Fire Retirement System 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a park police officer was not entitled to performance of duty or accidental disability retirement benefits because he was not a member of the New York State and Local Police & Fire Retirement System. ...Read More

Estate Can Proceed With Wrongful Death Claim for Worker's Overdose 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s estate can pursue a wrongful death claim against a property owner whose alleged Labor Law violation resulted in injuries that led to the worker's fatal overdose. ...Read More

John Watts Named CEO at Paradigm Outcomes 10/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
John Watts Jr. has been named chief executive officer of Paradigm Outcomes, a catastrophic-care management company. Watts succeeds Jim Hudak, who s...Read More

Residual Market Rate Decrease of 12.5% Approved 10/18/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Rate Bureau’s filing for revised workers’ compensation insurance residual market rates, rating values and miscellaneous values has been approved, the bureau ...Read More

No Permanent Partial Disability Award for Ironworker Who Had Shoulder Replacement 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a denial of permanent partial disability benefits to an ironworker after he underwent a total shoulder replacement. ...Read More
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