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Workers' Compensation News

 

Comp Complaint Leads to $639,000 Wage Order 07/05/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
An assisted living facility in Daly City was ordered to pay more than $639,000 to 48 workers who were not paid minimum wage for all hours worked, following an investigation opened because of a complaint over lack of workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Passes Bill That Would Allow Comp Carriers to Access CURES 07/05/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A bill that would allow California workers’ compensation carriers to access the state’s prescription drug-monitoring database passed out of committee. ...Read More
 
 

Proposal to Expand Firefighter Presumption to Civilians Scrapped 07/05/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 175 min read
A bill that would have expanded a presumption that certain cancers are occupational to people working alongside firefighters throughout California was amended to instead call for a study. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Appeals Just a Fraction of Pre-2013 Reform Numbers 07/05/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
Six years after the Tennessee legislature's overhaul of the state workers' comp system, the number of appeals to the state Supreme Court has dwindled to a fraction of what it once was, according to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation's ...Read More
 
 

Court Clarifies Time Limit for Worker to Seek Tort Remedy 07/05/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker who was denied benefits had 180 days from the date of the denial to pursue a tort remedy. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council Meets Tuesday 07/05/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 28 min read
The Wisconsin Compensation Advisory Council will meet Tuesday to discuss proposals from labor and from employer interests, part of the group's mandate to review issues and make recommendations to the Legislature. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Had Adequate Notice of Injury 07/05/2019
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals found that an employer received adequate notice of a worker’s injuries despite his delay in providing formal notice. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Lacked Jurisdiction to Vacate Claim Expansion 07/05/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission lacked jurisdiction to take back its decision allowing for an expansion of a claim. ...Read More
 
 

County Says Comp Program More Efficient Than Pool 07/05/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
An audit of Clark County’s workers’ compensation program noted improvements in efficiency since it left the Washington state Counties Risk Pool in 2014. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Upholds Jersey City Hospital Fine for Fatal Fall 07/05/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
An administrative judge for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed a $174,593 fine for electrical hazards after a worker who was shocked fell to his death in 2016. ...Read More
 
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