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Workers' Compensation News


Legislature Moves Ahead on PTSD Bill, Enhanced Leave Time for Assaulted Teachers 08/11/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: Top | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
While many states' lawmakers have been focused on pandemic relief legislation, Nebraska's unicameral Legislature has moved ahead with workers' compensation bills that have nothing to do with COVID-19. ...Read More

Court Tosses Verdict for Carrier on Coverage of Car Accident 08/11/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned a verdict in favor of an insurance carrier as to its obligation to cover an insured who was in an accident with an underinsured motorist. ...Read More

Worker Can't Assert Viable Labor Law Claim for Injuries From Truck Tipping Over 08/11/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not assert a viable Labor Law claim for his injuries from a truck that tipped over as he operated it. ...Read More

Property Owner, Tenant Get Summary Judgment Dismissing Worker's Claim for Injury 08/11/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Appellate Division’s 2nd Department ruled that a property owner and tenant were entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim for injuries from a fall during a power outage. ...Read More

TCPA Doesn't Apply to Employer's Alleged Communications 08/11/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an employer’s alleged communications regarding the termination of an injured employee did not implicate the protections of the Texas Citizens Participation Act. ...Read More

Shops in Las Vegas Strip Mall Cited for COVID-19 Safety Violations 08/11/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Nevada regulators cited three stores in the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip for failing to comply with COVID-19 safety regulations. The Di...Read More

DWC to Hold Meeting on New Interrogatory Forms 08/11/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 32 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host an online meeting next month to discuss proposed changes to the interrogatory forms used in discovery in contested case hearings. ...Read More

Report Says Agency Failed to Act on 10,000 Retaliation Complaints 08/11/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
A claimants' attorney and a Raleigh newspaper report charge that the North Carolina labor commissioner has ignored more than 10,000 complaints of employer retaliation over the past 10 years. ...Read More

Claims Denied for Pittsburgh Prosecutors Hospitalized With COVID 08/11/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Two Pittsburgh prosecutors, one of whom is still on a ventilator, have had their workers' compensation claims denied after being hospitalized with COVID-19. ...Read More

WCIRB Committee: Telecommuter Rate Should Be Based on Golden State Data 08/10/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau committee says it is willing to wait for California-based data before settling on a specific pure premium rate for a proposed telecommuter classification.  ...Read More
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