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DWC's Plan to Return to In-Person Hearings Draws Praise, Skepticism 09/08/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than two weeks after the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board said it would formalize a permanent option for virtual meetings, a Division of Workers’ C...Read More
 
 

Senate OKs Apportionment Amendments; Firefighter Salary Continuation Measure Altered 09/08/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Senate concurred in amendments to a bill that would prohibit consideration of certain characteristics when apportioning permanent disability, allowing the measure to be delivered to Gov. Gavin Newsom. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations for Impairment Compensation Claims 09/08/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that claims for impairment compensation are subject to the two-year limitations period for claims for “compensation for disability.” ...Read More
 
 

Comp Division Accepting Comments on BRC Rules 09/08/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments on proposed rules to implement recent legislation allowing the agency to continue holding remote benefit review conferences after pandemic restrictions are lifted. ...Read More
 
 

Zurich NA Names Distribution Head for U.S. Middle Market 09/08/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zurich North America named Carl Sutter head of distribution for the U.S. middle market. ...Read More
 
 

No Benefits for Hotel Worker With Inconsistent Accounts of Injury, Symptom Magnification 09/08/2021
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a hotel worker who provided inconsistent accounts of how she was injured and demonstrated signs of symptom magnification. ...Read More
 
 

IAIABC Launching Educational Service in 2022 09/08/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions announced that it will launch a new online education service in 2022 offering members opportunities for professional development, education and training.   ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Worker's Claims Against Subcontractor 09/08/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s claims against a subcontractor that was unable to show that its failure to warn others that it had rendered a fireplace inoperable did not “launch a force or instrument of harm” resulting in injuries. ...Read More
 
 

No Labor Law Liability for Owner Lacking Connection to Worker 09/08/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was entitled to summary judgment dismissing the Labor Law claims of a cable installer who allegedly fell while performing work for a tenant. ...Read More
 
 

Stakeholders Urge Against Possible Second Hearing on Copy Proposal 09/07/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
California stakeholders continue to urge the Division of Workers’ Compensation to change its Copy Service Fee Schedule proposal as quickly as possible, even if that means foregoing the possibility of a second virtual hearing after some attendees had ...Read More
 
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