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Workers' Compensation News

 

Largest Q2 OSHA Fines Are on Construction Firms for Falls, Trench Violations 07/30/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The largest fines by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the second quarter of 2020 totaled a little more than $1 million and were levied against roofing and trenching contractors. One of the violators has had dozens of workers' compensation claims filed against it...Read More
 
 

Hearing on Presumption Bill Delayed to Aug. 11 07/29/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
A hearing on a bill that would codify California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 presumption was delayed by two weeks. The Assembly Ins...Read More
 
 

CIGA Boards, Committees Meet Aug. 5 07/29/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Boards and committees for the California Insurance Guarantee Association will hold a series of video conference meetings Aug. 5. T...Read More
 
 

Bradford and Barthel Announces Appointments to Diversity Positions 07/29/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The Law Offices of Bradford and Barthel announced that partners Fariba Jafary and Rosa Sanchez-Ervin have been promoted to two positions the firm says will encourage and support diversity in the workers’ compensation community. ...Read More
 
 

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Delays for Federal Work Comp Programs, Audit Says 07/29/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Most federal Office of Workers' Compensation Programs operations are experiencing delays and expecting resource management issues because of the increasing number of claims and social distancing orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent audit by the U.S. Department of...Read More
 
 

Committee Approves Long-Awaited Presumption Bill for Essential Workers 07/29/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 740 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 56 min read
Business groups in New Jersey were hoping lawmakers would take a page from Connecticut and California, where a COVID-19 presumption order applies only to illnesses diagnosed within a limited time frame. ...Read More
 
 

No Summary Judgment for Worker Who Fell From Ladder 07/29/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 73 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claims based on his fall from a ladder. ...Read More
 
 

Special Disability Fund Has No Liability to Carrier Due to Lack of Evidence 07/29/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier that failed to submit medical evidence in support of its claim is not entitled to reimbursement from the Special Disability Fund.  ...Read More
 
 

Commission Lacks Jurisdiction Over Provider's Claim for Additional Payment 07/29/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Commission lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate a health care provider’s claim for additional payment for services rendered to an injured worker. ...Read More
 
 

Homeowner Qualifies as Employer of Carpenter Injured in Fall 07/29/2020
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a property owner was the employer of a carpenter who suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall from the roof of a house. ...Read More
 
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