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Death of Infant Didn't Create 'Abnormal Working Condition' for Social Worker 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Commonwealth Court ruled that a social worker was not entitled to benefits for psychological distress after an infant under her supervision was killed on the night after she had paid a visit to check on the child’s well-being. ...Read More

Driver Who Ignored Drug Test Results Can Get Medical Benefits, but Not Indemnity 01/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman who got into a car crash on her first day as a driver for a company she hadn’t been cleared to work for can receive medical benefits, but not indemnity benefits, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided last week. ...Read More

Receipt of FECA Benefits Barred Suit Against Alleged Tortfeasor's Employer 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A federal trial court judge ruled that a government worker who received benefits for injuries from a car accident could not proceed with a lawsuit against the federal agency that employed the alleged tortfeasor responsible for the incident. ...Read More

Mine Owner Owed No Duty of Care to Independent Contractor's Employee 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a mine owner did not owe a duty of care to the employee of an independent contractor who was hired to refurbish the mine facilities. ...Read More

Court Reverses Summary Judgment Over Worker's Trip-and-Fall at Wind Farm 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to a grant of summary judgment for his Labor Law claim for a workplace trip and fall. ...Read More

AAPAN to Expand Work Comp PBM Advocacy 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks is planning to increase its advocacy efforts in 2018 to educate state legislators and regulators about the value of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefits managers, the organization said. ...Read More

Adelin Vinas Moves Up to Atlantic Region Claims Director for MEMIC 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier The MEMIC Group has promoted Adelin Vinas to the position of claims director of the Atlantic Region, which includes MEMIC’s Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices. ...Read More

Rules Proposed to Calculate Value of Employer-Provided Housing 01/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a hearing Friday on proposed rules governing how to calculate the value of employer-provided housing when determining wages paid to an injured w...Read More
Commission Drops Plans to Revise Impairment Rating Rules 01/10/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 53 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is dropping plans to revise rules regarding the averaging of multiple impairment ratings for the same injury. A notice filed in the Jan. 3 Idaho Administrative Bulletin...Read More

One Provider Booted From System, Another Reinstated 01/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended a chiropractor’s authorization to treat injured workers, and reinstated a doctor of osteopathy to the system. ...Read More
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