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Workers' Compensation News

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Toxic Exposure Claim 11/30/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 128 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim his on-the-job chemical exposure had led to the development of cancers. ...Read More
BWC Board Approves $28 Million for Nursing Home Ventilation Upgrades 11/30/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
The board of directors for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday approved a $28 million program to help nursing homes and assisted living facilities upgrade their air and ventilation systems. ...Read More
DWC Holds Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Legislative Plans 11/30/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host an all-stakeholder meeting Tuesday to hear recommendations about what comp changes the Legislature should consider next year. ...Read More
Department Warns Injured Workers about Email Phishing Scam 11/30/2020
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 18 min read
Vermont regulators are warning injured workers to avoid falling prey to an email scam. The Vermont Department of Labor ...Read More
Regional Study: L.A. Basin Numbers Down, But Area Continues to Lead in Claim Frequency 11/25/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
The more things change in California’s workers’ compensation system, the more they stay the same. Th...Read More
BLS Numbers Show No Overall Improvement in Workplace Injuries 11/25/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses that required days off work increased in several major job categories in 2019, causing renewed concern among some worker and safety advocates. ...Read More
Court Upholds Use of Standard Calculation of Benefits for Worker with Irregular Schedule 11/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the calculation of a worker’s benefits using the standard formula for a worker who worked five-days a week during substantially the whole of the year immediately preceding his injury, even though the worker had worked approximately half the time on a four-d...Read More
Worker Who Received Statutory Maximum Weeks of PPD Can Still Seek Reclassification 11/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker who already received the statutory maximum number of weeks of benefits for a permanent partial disability could request a reclassification as being totally industrially disabled. ...Read More
BWC Audit Committee, Board Holding Special Meetings 11/25/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 106 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced that the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors will convene a special meeting Wednesday, followed immediately by a special meeting of the full board. The Audit Committee will meet at 2:15 p.m. for a budget update, according to t...Read More
Court Upholds PPD Award to Long-Time Coal Miner for Lung Conditions 11/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a long-time coal miner for his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchitis. ...Read More
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