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Workers' Compensation News

Labor Law's Exemption for Single-Family Homeowners Defeated Worker's Claim 11/16/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a homeowner was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim. ...Read More
Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Fall on Stairway 11/16/2020
Source: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 121 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a construction worker for his injuries from a fall from the top step of a stairway leading to his elevated work area. ...Read More
L&I: Health Violations Found at 130 Farms; 20 Cited for COVID Noncompliance 11/16/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 192 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries said in a statement it discovered health and safety violations at 130 farms this year and expects that number to rise over the next few weeks. ...Read More
Former Police Officer Convicted of Fraud for Double-Dipping 11/16/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
A former Canton, Ohio, police officer was convicted of receiving more than $66,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for working two jobs while claiming to be disabled, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
Claimants Can Now Opt for Direct Deposit of Benefits 11/16/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
Injured workers in New York will now have the option of receiving benefit payments through direct bank deposit after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill 7579 into law. ...Read More
DWC Moves Quarterly Meetings with Insurers, Providers 11/16/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has rescheduled its quarterly meetings with insurers and health care providers to Nov. 20. ...Read More
NCCI Moves to Extend COVID-19 Payroll Rules 11/16/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 323 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance announced that the National Council on Compensation Insurance proposed indefinitely extending its COVID-19 rule that excludes payroll for furloughed employees from premium calculations. ...Read More

Chris Pricco Named CEO of Paradigm Specialty Networks 11/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Chris Pricco was named CEO of Paradigm Specialty Networks, effective Nov. 2. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Executive Orders on COVID, Including Presumption 11/13/2020
State: KY | Segment: Top | 976 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 178 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Gov. Andy Beshear did not exceed his authority in issuing a series of executive orders relating to the COVID-19 emergency, including one that created a presumption that the disease is occupational for specified workers. ...Read More

Commission Discontinuing All In-Person Hearings 11/13/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission said it will discontinue all in-person hearings at all venues as of the close of business Friday. ...Read More
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