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DentalWorks USA Names Chief Operating Officer 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
DentalWorks USA, a dental cost-containment company serving the workers’ compensation industry, has named Timothy Lyons as its chief operating officer. ...Read More
Richard Victor is First Senior Fellow at Sedgwick Institute 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The newly established Sedgwick Institute has named Richard Victor, founder of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, as its first senior fellow. Victor founded WCRI, a public policy research organization, in 1983. He retired from the WCRI presidency this year. Victor ...Read More

Firefighters Push Again for Cancer Presumption 02/24/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Idaho firefighters converged on the Capitol to request a hearing on whether certain cancers should be covered by the state's workers' compensation system, according to a report by KTVB. ...Read More
Transportation Cabinet Argues Exclusive Remedy Bars Wrongful Death Suit 02/24/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 566 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contends that the exclusive remedy of workers' compensation bars a lawsuit filed by the families of a worker killed and another who was injured when a retaining wall collapsed in 2012 during a roadway reconstruction project, according to ...Read More

Court Says Worker Timely Requested EMA to Resolve Conflict in Medical Evidence 02/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the opinion of an independent medical examiner as to a worker's level of permanent impairment was sufficient to create a conflict in medical opinions, and that the worker provided the judge of compensation claims with a timely request for appointmen...Read More

Employer's Withdrawal of Allegedly Frivolous Cost Petition Doesn't Avoid Potential for Sanctions 02/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his motion for sanctions against his employer even after his employer withdrew the allegedly baseless motion for costs that served as the basis for the sanctions motion. ...Read More
OSHA Sues Demolition Firm for Allegedly Retaliating Against a Worker for Reporting Safety Violations 02/24/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sued a demolition firm for firing an employee after he allegedly raised safety concerns about a worksite. The worker had warned his superiors at Niagara Falls, N.Y.-based Regional Environmental Demolition Inc. multiple times in 20...Read More

Roofing Firm Faces $102,000 Fine After Worker Death 02/24/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 286 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration slapped a roofing firm in Taunton, Massachusetts with two willful violations, one serious violation and proposed penalties of $102,900 after a worker died when a lift boom he was operating tipped over. ...Read More

OSHA Judge Upholds Fine for Roofer Who Misclassified Workers 02/24/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration administrative law judge has shot down a Connecticut roofing firm owner’s assertion that it should not be fined for workplace safety violations because workers on one of its job sites were independent contractors. ...Read More
Newman Appointed to Second Term on Virginia Compensation Commission 02/24/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A sitting commissioner on the Virginia Compensation Commission, R. Ferrell Newman, has been reappointed to the commission for a six-year term, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch news...Read More
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