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FDA to Award $40,000 in Naloxone App Competition 09/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is challenging computer programmers and others to create a mobile phone application to connect opioid users having an overdose with nearby providers of the overdose antidote naloxone. ...Read More

State Fund Returning $180K to Small-Business Group Members 09/20/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Montana State Fund announced Monday that it is returning $180,000 in premiums to members of its Small Business Workers' Compensation Group. The ...Read More

WCRI Offering Free Seminar on Opioid Trends 09/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute is sponsoring a free seminar on Oct. 20 to discuss two studies on opioid use released earlier this year. ...Read More

Supreme Court Reverses Denial of Crane Operator's Claim for Back Injury 09/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 687 | 0 | Popular with Journalist | 68 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned the denial of a crane operator's claim for a back injury. Case: Adkins v. SWVA In...Read More

Federal Personnel Office Recommends Increase in Benefits for Death, Funerals 09/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management proposes to increase death benefits for federal employees killed on the job to $100,000, and the funeral allowance to $8,800 from $800, under a legislative proposal the a...Read More

Worker Struck by Falling Board Loses Labor Law Claim 09/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker could not prevail on his Labor Law claims — predicated on his alleged injuries from a falling board — as a matter of law. ...Read More

Kitchen Staff Quits After Unpaid Workers' Comp Premiums Trigger Argument 09/20/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 675 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A stop-work order issued to a Las Vegas bar over unpaid workers' compensation premiums triggered a fight that led to a kitchen staff walkout, Vegas Seven magazine reports. ...Read More

Repeat Violations Bring $214K in Penalties Against Sawmill 09/20/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Owners of a West Virginia sawmill who were cited for 40 safety violations now face an additional $214,633 in penalties after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found 27 additional violations during a follow-up inspection. ...Read More

BWC Report: Investigative Team Nets 127 Convictions in FY2016 09/20/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The investigative arm of Ohio's workers' compensation bureau obtained 127 convictions in fiscal year 2016, according to the Special Investigations Department's annual report. ...Read More

Trucker Pleads Guilty to Workers' Comp Fraud, Pays $7,740 in Restitution 09/20/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An Ohio trucker who continued to work while receiving out-of-work benefits pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud, the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced. ...Read More
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