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Workers' Compensation News

NCCI Rolls Out New State Insight Tool 07/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has redesigned its State Insight tool that provides state-specific workers’ compensation data to the council’s carrier and regulator customers. Users of the tool can access information through an interactive map to compare key dat...Read More

Claimant Who Kept Working After Injury Gave Up Right to Pursue Claim 07/25/2016
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The City of Jackson was within its rights to terminate benefits to a clerk who suffered carpal tunnel syndrome after discovering that she had been aware the condition for more than two years before reporting it, the Mississippi Court of Appeals decided in a unanimous ruling. ...Read More

Worker Doesn't Need to Establish Comp Claim to Suffer Retaliation 07/25/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 204 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker can establish a claim of retaliation for pursuing comp benefits even if he cannot establish his entitlement to those benefits. ...Read More

Amerisure Announces Three Promotions 07/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 504 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 233 min read
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co., a provider of workers’ compensation coverage to businesses in the construction, manufacturing and health care industries, has announced three promotions. ...Read More

Self-Represented Worker's Procedural Flubs Cost Him Appeal 07/25/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured taxi driver could not bypass the Workers' Compensation Board in appealing the decision terminating his benefits. ...Read More

OSHA Targets Poultry-Processing Facilities 07/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 516 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Managers at poultry-processing facilities sometimes discipline workers for taking bathroom breaks, a federal health official wrote on the Department of Labor's blog Friday. ...Read More

Worker's Waiver of Ability to Sue Employer's Contractee Was Enforceable 07/25/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 134 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a welder entered into a valid contract waiving any potential lawsuit for injuries that would be covered under the Arkansas comp system against any parties that had contracted with his employer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Claim for COPD Allegedly Caused by Diacetyl Exposure 07/25/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a factory worker failed to establish the compensability of his obstructive lung disease because he did not link his condition to his workplace exposure to diacetyl. ...Read More

New Experience Rating Premium Eligibility Methodology Adopted 07/25/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has approved a filing by the state Rate Bureau to adopt two new provisions from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The provisions deal with creating a new methodology to calculate experience rating premium eligibility amounts. ...Read More

Board to Discuss Legislation That Would Modify Rules for Pneumoconiosis Claims 07/25/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 364 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors will discuss acquiring an actuarial analysis of a proposed bill that would modify benefits for occupational pneumoconiosis claims and create a new board to determine medical findings for those claims. ...Read More
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