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Workers' Compensation News

Casino Employee Failed to Prove Workplace Fall Resulted in Herniated Disk 11/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker who suffered a compensable knee injury from an on-the-job fall did not prove her entitlement to benefits for a disk herniation. ...Read More
Family of Deceased Deli Worker Sues Publix Over Early No-Mask Policy 11/25/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 160 min read
The family of a grocery worker killed by COVID-19 has filed a negligence lawsuit alleging Publix supermarkets forbade the man from wearing a face covering during the early days of the pandemic. ...Read More
Denial of Officer's COVID Claim Shows Need for Presumption, Advocates Say 11/25/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 109 min read
The death of a Texas prison guard from COVID-19 and the denial of her workers' compensation claim highlights the need for a virus presumption law, the woman's family said. ...Read More

School Owners, Accomplices Charged in Alleged $20M SJDB Fraud Scheme 11/24/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1995 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
More than a dozen people in Southern California have been charged with participating in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme that allegedly siphoned away more than $20 million in ill-gotten retraining vouchers, prosecutors said. ...Read More

CHSWC Holding Virtual Meeting Dec. 3 11/24/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation is holding a virtual meeting Dec. 3. Commissioners will hear an update on a ...Read More

Court Tosses Declaratory Judgment on Carrier's Coverage Obligations 11/24/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
A California appellate court overturned a declaratory judgment as to an automobile insurance carrier’s obligation to provide coverage to a worker for his medical expenses from an accident. ...Read More

Longshore Special Fund Meeting Obligations, OIG Report Finds 11/24/2020
State: NA | Segment: Top | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
While some state-based second injury and other special compensation funds have struggled with red ink in recent years, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' special fund is doing just fine, an audit has found. ...Read More

Jury Decides Existence of Employment Relationship for Chicken Farm Worker 11/24/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Maryland’s highest court ruled that a jury properly decided the question of whether a chicken farm worker was an employee of the poultry producer who owned the birds he tended. ...Read More

Anthony Salvino Appointed Comp Judge 11/24/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Anthony P. Salvino, former chairman of the workers’ compensation group at the law firm of White and Williams, was appointed to serve as a workers’ compensation judge by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication. ...Read More

Judge Overturns Denial of Permanent Impairment Benefits 11/24/2020
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Delaware Superior Court ruled that a worker should not have been denied permanent impairment benefits for his post-surgery issues just because the Industrial Accident Board found he had no ongoing conditions. ...Read More
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