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Workers' Compensation News


ALJ Erred in Rejecting Testimony of Worker's Medical Expert 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 915 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered an administrative law judge to revisit the evidence in a worker’s claim for benefits based on a cumulative trauma injury, since the record established that the judge erred in rejecting the opinion of the worker’s medical expert. ...Read More

AIG Hires Ed Dandridge as Head of Marketing 03/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 747 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
American International Group has named Ed Dandridge head of marketing and communications for its general insurance segment, effective April 16. ...Read More
Comp Rates to Drop 15% 03/27/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 785 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
Workers' compensation rates for most Arkansas employers will drop about 15%, thanks in large part to fewer workplace injuries over the last two years, Gov. Asa Hutchinson a...Read More

Legislative Committee Could Decide on MSF Restructuring in April 03/27/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 618 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 142 min read
An interim legislative committee could reach a decision during its next meeting in April on whether it wants to restructure the Montana State Fund. ...Read More

Fall Hazards Lead to Another Round of Citations for Roofing Contractor 03/27/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 679 | 0
A roofing contractor that has been cited for safety violations seven times in the past five years is now facing $133,604 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards at a work site in Birmingham, Alabama. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Wrongly Denied Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits for injuries he suffered to his neck and spine. ...Read More

Webinar to Discuss Medical Marijuana's Implications for Comp 03/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 910 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Coventry is hosting a free webinar on March 28 on medical marijuana and its implications for the workers’ comp industry. The one-...Read More

Bus Driver's Alleged Injury Inconsistent With Events Captured by Video 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 712 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a bus driver failed to prove she had suffered a compensable back injury, as video footage belied her account of the accident and her alleged extent of disability. ...Read More

No Additional Benefits for Worker Who Allegedly Developed New Back Pain 2 Years After Injury 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 725 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for additional benefits for a back injury after he allegedly developed new pain symptoms more than two years after his industrial accident. ...Read More
Claims Hearings Could Be Held in District, Not Town Where Injury Happened 03/27/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A bill that passed the state House late last week could mean less driving for workers' compensation judges and staff, but perhaps more miles for workers and employers. ...Read More
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