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Self Insurers Intervene to Overturn Award of 487 Weeks of PPD Benefits 11/28/2016
State: SC | Segment: Courts | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The South Carolina Self-Insurers Association says it has filed an amicus brief in an appeal of Workers' Compensation Commission ruling in which a claimant was awarded $239,672.80 in permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Contractor Fined $152K After Workers Collapse in Sewer 11/28/2016
State: LA | Segment: Safety | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The federal work safety agency fined a contractor more than $150,000 after two workers collapsed in a sewer from fume exposure, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week. ...Read More

Window Manufacturer Fined $74K for Amputation Hazards 11/28/2016
State: PA | Segment: Safety | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
After a Pennsylvania man's finger was amputated on his first day of work, his employer did not report the injury or fix the associated workplace safety hazards, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration official said. ...Read More

Carriers Now Can Use Audit Noncompliance Charge 11/28/2016
State: MN | Segment: Regulatory | 576 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 172 min read
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has established an audit noncompliance charge to aid carriers that cannot obtain necessary policyholder records to perform premium audits. ...Read More

Despite More Workplace Injuries, State Pays Less in Comp Benefits 11/28/2016
State: NE | Segment: Regulatory | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Nebraska suffered 55 workplace fatalities in 2014, and its 5.8 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees far exceeded the national rate of 3.4, a recent report says. ...Read More

Audit Says Too Many Employers Getting Away With No Comp Coverage 11/28/2016
State: NC | Segment: Regulatory | 364 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 66 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission continues to operate without a system that can detect all businesses that illegally go without workers’ compensation coverage, State Auditor Beth A. Wood says. ...Read More

C&Rs Not Just for Former Employees at University System 11/23/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2063 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Faced with record-high workers’ comp payroll rates and more than 6,000 open indemnity claims, the University of California system in 2004 decided to change its philosophy on settlements. ...Read More

WCAB Can Sanction County for Failing to Pay Advance Pension Benefits 11/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has the authority to impose penalties against a public employer for its unreasonable delay or denial of advance disability pension payments. ...Read More

Terrorist Victims Say County Used UR to Cut off Medications 11/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
As the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino approaches, victims of the shooting told The Press Enterprise newspaper that the county has cut off counseling services and their pre...Read More
DIR Launches Online Registration for Garment Manufacturers 11/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
California garment manufacturers can now register online with the state labor department. Manufacturers have been required to register with the state Labor Commissioner's Office, formally known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and housed under the Department of Industria...Read More
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