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Court Tosses Trump Campaign Worker's Claim of Assault by Supervisor 01/08/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals last week upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claims against the Donald J. Trump for President campaign for distress after he was allegedly assaulted by his supervisor. ...Read More

Court Tosses PPD Award for Octogenarian Worker's Claimed Knee Injuries 01/08/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned an award of permanent partial disability benefits to an octogenarian worker due to a trial judge’s use of the wrong evidentiary standard in evaluating the claim. ...Read More

Worker Injured on Bridge-Painting Project Can't Pursue Claim In-State 01/08/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker who was injured while employed on a painting project for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge could not proceed with a workers’ compensation claim within Pennsylvania. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claim Against Own Mother 01/08/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker can proceed with a Labor Law action against his mother for a fall from the roof of her rental property. ...Read More

L&I Proposes Coverage for Acupuncture to Treat Low Back Pain 01/08/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has opened the comment period for a proposed rule that would allow payment for acupuncture treatment in injured workers. ...Read More

Widower Can Add Employer as Defendant in Civil Suit 01/08/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a widower could amend his complaint in a civil suit stemming from his wife’s fatal car accident to include a claim against her employer. ...Read More

MarketScout: Work Comp Rates Down 1.5% in Fourth Quarter 01/08/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Workers’ comp insurance rates fell 1.5% in the fourth quarter, according to a new MarketScout barometer report. But rates were up for o...Read More

Study: Lost-Time Duration Fell Following Opioid Restrictions 01/08/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The average length of lost-time payments to injured workers decreased, by about 18%, in Washington state after the Department of Labor and Industries implemented new controls on opioid prescribing in 2013, according to a new study. ...Read More

Draft Bill Would Allow Worker Choice of Provider 01/08/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Workers injured in Montana would be allowed to choose a treating provider under draft legislation that could be introduced during the 2019 session. ...Read More

Industrial Commission to Discuss Judge Candidates, Goals 01/08/2019
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss candidates for an open administrative law judge position, as well as goals for 2019 during a meeting Thursday in Phoenix. ...Read More
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