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Report: Actress Files Civil Suit Against Studio for Set Accident 02/24/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1730 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An actress who was injured on set is trying to sue a California movie studio for $55 million in civil court, according to a report by the New York Daily News. ...Read More

Study Assesses Extent of Gig Economy 02/24/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 813 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A first-of-its-kind study that examines income sources of millions of checking account customers has found that the so-called gig economy is growing but remains a supplemental source of income used sporadically by a small percentage of the workforce. ...Read More

Worker's Report of Injury to Non-Supervisory Employee Wasn't Adequate Notice 02/24/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday ordered publication of a split decision that a worker did not give his employer timely notice of an on-the-job injury by telling a co-worker he had fallen. ...Read More

As Congress Watches, States Make Own Rules on Status of Workers in Gig Economy 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
By Joe McDonald, WorkCompCentral correspondent While the gig economy grows -- along with the questions of what constitutes a "job" in the 21st century -- don't look to Washington, D.C., for any quick moves in addressing whether the millions of on-demand workers...Read More

1st DCA Reverses JCC's Denial of Benefits for Officer's Heart Condition 02/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal for the state of Florida reversed a denial of benefits for a law enforcement officer's heart condition after having previously reversed a decision finding the condition compensable. ...Read More

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Compensability of Worker's Accident While Traveling 02/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will be weighing in on the compensability of a worker's injuries in an accident while traveling on his employer's dime. ...Read More

Study: PT Less Effective for Low Back Pain in Workers' Comp Patients 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Physical therapy for patients with low back issues led to a decrease in pain and increase in function for some, according to new research,...Read More

Republicans Still Hoping Comp Reform Part of Budget Deal 02/24/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Once again, Republican leaders are hoping they can find some common ground with Democrats and pass workers' compensation reform as a means of breaking an eight-month-old budget impasse between the Democratic majority in both chambers of the legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a...Read More

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
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