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Court Clarifies Level of Cooperation Required for Worker to Avoid Suspension of Benefits 12/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 19 | 0
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker need only “reasonably cooperate” with his employer’s investigation of a claim to avoid a suspension of benefits. ...Read More

Concrete Contractor Allegedly Forged Proof of Insurance 12/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 63 | 0
A Minnesota concrete company owner was charged this week with fraud after he allegedly forged documents claiming his company carried adequate workers' c...Read More

Court Partially Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Alleged Tripping Hazard 12/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 12 | 0
A New York appellate court revived part of an injured worker’s Labor Law claim based on injuries he sustained when he slipped on a pile of snow-covered pipes. ...Read More

Temporary Staffing Co. Employee Can't Bring Negligence Suit Against Employer's Client 12/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 11 | 0
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the employee of a temporary staffing company could not bring a negligence suit against her employer’s customer for injuries she sustained while assigned to work at a manufacturing facility. ...Read More

Forklift Operator Gets Award of PTD Benefits for Spinal Cord Injury 12/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 29 | 0
The Tennessee Supreme Court Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a forklift operator with a spinal cord injury from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Proposed Fee Schedule Update Would Increase System Costs 2.6% 12/17/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 16 | 0
Proposed changes to the Kansas workers’ compensation fee schedule are expected to increase system costs by 2.6%, according to a notice posted in Friday’s state Register.  ...Read More

Lawmakers Reject Cooper's Appointment to Industrial Commission 12/17/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0
A week after a court ruled that lawmakers had usurped the governor's authority in stacking the state's workers' compensation board, the Republican legislature appears to be flexing its muscle again. ...Read More

Agents Raid Burke's Offices Again 12/17/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0
Two weeks after FBI agents raided the offices of the alderman who oversees Chicago’s workers’ compensation program, they returned Thursday, according to news reports...Read More

OSIP Proposes Rules to Improve Data Collection for Public Employers 12/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Six years after being directed by the California Legislature, the Office of Self-Insurance Plans has proposed rules to implement data reporting requirements for public employers in the state. ...Read More

Average Charged Rate Down 10% Over 2017 12/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau said the average rate California employers paid for coverage during the first nine months of 2018 was about 10% less than they paid in 2017. ...Read More
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