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No Benefits for Police Chief Injured While Driving Patrol Car on Weekend Trip 01/06/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court overturned an award of benefits to a police chief for injuries he sustained while driving his patrol on a personal weekend trip. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Appeal of Non-Final Judgment on Comp Claim, Dismissal 01/06/2021
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals dismissed an injured worker’s appeal of the denial of his tort-of-outrage claim against his employer as void and also dismissed the employer’s appeal. ...Read More
 
 

Sedgwick Names Adam R. Fisher Chief Data Officer 01/06/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
Sedgwick on Monday appointed Adam R. Fisher to a new company role as chief data officer. ...Read More
 
 

AF Group Appoints Paul Kearney as Chief Claims Officer 01/06/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
AF Group appointed Paul Kearney as its chief claims officer, a position that will see him leading the company’s claims team to support policyholders and injured workers throughout the country. ...Read More
 
 

Report: Worker Fatalities in 2019 Were Highest in 12 Years 01/06/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 246 min read
More than 5,300 American workers died from on-the-job injuries in 2019, the highest total in more than a decade, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released last month. ...Read More
 
 

Nurse With Pre-Existing Neck Issues Gets TTD for Injury, but Not PTD 01/06/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld an award of temporary total disability benefits to an in-home nurse for her injuries from rushing to clean feces off a severely disabled child to prevent potentially fatal complications.   ...Read More
 
 

Bill Proposes Extending Benefit Duration to 520 Weeks 01/06/2021
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Injured workers in Mississippi would be eligible for up to 520 weeks of disability benefits under a bill introduced Tuesday, the start of the 2021 legislative session. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Posts 2021 Fee Schedules for Inpatient and Trauma Services 01/06/2021
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
As promised last week, the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has released 2021 updates to its fee schedules for inpatient hospital and trauma services, showing a modest increase for some treatments. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Allow Enhanced PPD Benefits for Baltimore Correctional Officers 01/06/2021
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
Correctional officers in Baltimore would be eligible for enhanced benefits available to other public safety workers in Maryland under a bill introduced ahead of the 2021 legislative session. ...Read More
 
 

Bills Would Allow Benefits for Work-Related Horseplay, Adopt Substantial Factor Standard 01/06/2021
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 696 min read
A pair of bills filed ahead of the 2021 legislative session would revise the prohibition on workers collecting workers’ compensation benefits for fighting or horseplay and replace the prevailing factor standard for determining compensability in Kansas with a substantial factor test. ...Read More
 
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