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BART Fined $650,000 for Worker Deaths 10/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The California Public Utilities Commission fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $1.3 million for safety violations that allowed a commuter train to hit and kill two workers in 2013, but BART will have to pay only $650,000 according to a report by the ...Read More

Nursery Worker Charged With Fraud After Surveillance 10/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Criminal charges have been filed against a Northern California nursery worker who is accused of exaggerating the extent of her injuries, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services said Friday. ...Read More

Study Finds Shrinking Proportion of Low-Back Claims 10/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Low-back pain may be losing ground as one of the top causes of workers’ comp claims, according to a new study that found lower-back injuries accounted for 15.4% of lost-time claims in 2015, compared to 22% in 2008. ...Read More

Council Trims NCCI's Rate Cut, Recommends 14% Drop 10/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Tennessee employers may have been expecting an early Christmas present this year after the National Council on Compensation Insurance recommended one of the largest rate decreases ever, but a Tennessee advisory council is taking a slightly more cautious approach. ...Read More

Janitor Accused of Double-Dipping 10/15/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
A Connecticut janitor is accused of collecting $17,408 in workers’ compensation benefits while continuing to work in the same job.  Ronald...Read More

Employer Had Duty to Protect Worker's Family From Asbestos Exposure 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer has a duty to protect its employees' family members from potential exposure to asbestos fibers that the employee may carry home on his work clothes. ...Read More

Invalidation of IRE Process Allows Worker to Have Total Disability Status Reinstated 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker was entitled to reinstatement of total disability status following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s invalidation of the state's impairment rating process. ...Read More

DCBS Releases State Ranking of Comp Insurance Costs 10/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has released a report that ranks New York, followed by California, as the most expensive states in the nation for workers’ compensa...Read More

Commission Ends Year Under Budget, Short on Staff 10/15/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission operated with only 54 of 63 authorized positions and spent only 82% of the money that was budgeted for it in fiscal year 2017-18, according to ...Read More

Husband-Wife Team Convicted in Pill Mill Scheme 10/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A 64-year-old former physician and 60-year-old registered nurse have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in a pill mill scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s office ...Read More
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