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Workers' Compensation News

 

Carrier's Failure to Timely Deny Claim Resulted in Forfeiture of Intoxication Defense 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an insurance carrier’s failure to deny a worker’s claim during the 120-day statutory period it had to investigate the compensability of the accident resulted in a waiver of the carrier’s intoxication defense. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Cuts Private Employer Rates by 12% 02/26/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 678 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors on Friday approved a 12% rate reduction for private employers, effective July 1. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Worker Who Fell From Unsecured Ladder 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on his fall from an unsecured and damaged ladder. ...Read More
 
 

Homeowners Had Immunity From Worker's Labor Law Claims 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the owners of a residential property were immune from liability to a worker who allegedly suffered injuries during renovation of the home. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Won't Challenge Ruling on Availability of PTD Benefits 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 797 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 76 min read
An Oklahoma employer will not be challenging a unanimous Workers’ Compensation Commission decision from last month that held the employer liable for the payment of permanent total disability compensation to an injured worker. ...Read More
 
 

QMEs Allege Additional Underground Rules Limit Billing for Research Time 02/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2208 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 124 min read
California qualified medical evaluators have lodged another complaint about underground rule-making in their nearly two-year fight with the Division of Workers’ Compensation over how the agency is handling requests for recertification. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Won't Review Award to Worker for Disability After Self-Procured Treatment 02/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1672 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The California Supreme Court will not review an employer’s challenge to an award of benefits to a worker for her temporary period of disability after she underwent surgery at her own expense. ...Read More
 
 

Amendment Boosts Optimism Over Work Comp Reform Measure 02/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 1388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
A wide-ranging workers’ comp reform bill in the Kentucky legislature has cleared the House and is being taken up by the Senate, following a floor amendment by its sponsor to appease firefighters. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Passes Gov's Reform Bill 02/23/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 759 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
The Finance Committee of the Alaska House of Representatives passed a wide-ranging reform bill requested by Gov. Bill Walker, projected to increase annual revenue for the state’s workers’ compensation administrative account by $1.8 million. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Must Arbitrate Deliberate Intention Claim Against Employer 02/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 667 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the terms of an injured worker’s arbitration agreement required that he arbitrate his claim that he had been hurt because of intentionally tortious conduct. ...Read More
 
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