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Comp Liens Can't Extend to Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery for Pain and Suffering 02/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 1819 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Friday ruled that a comp carrier's lien on a worker's recovery from a third-party tortfeasor cannot be applied to the damages allocated for the worker's pain and suffering. ...Read More
Goldberg Segalla Names Seven New Partners 02/16/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Goldberg Segalla has announced the election of seven attorneys to its partnership, including four whose practice area is workers’ compensation. Todd M. Jones, of the firm’s office in Garden City, New York, focuses on workers’ compensation defense, with experience ...Read More
IAIABC Holding 2016 Forum in April 02/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 2070 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is holding its 2016 forum in April at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will feature in-depth discussions during committee meetings about regulator issues, IAIABC said. There will also be educa...Read More

OSHA: Chicken-Processing Employees Exposed to Infectious Bacteria 02/16/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A chicken-processing facility in Winesburg, Ohio is accused of exposing its workers to infectious bacteria and is facing federal fines of $23,100. C...Read More
Auditor Slaps WC Commission for Poor Timekeeping, Property Records 02/16/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission failed to maintain adequate records of the property owned and the hours worked by its employees, according to a ...Read More
Care Bridge International Merges with Medical Settlement Advantage 02/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Care Bridge International Inc. and Medical Settlement Advantage LLC have merged to become MSP Compliance Bridge LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Care Bridge International Inc. The merger was completed last month and MSP Compliance Bridge will officially open on Feb. 15 in Lakewood R...Read More

Committee Hears Independent Contractor Bills 02/16/2016
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would give the Vermont Department of Labor authority to inspect work sites to ensure that contractors are not misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and another measure that would change the definition of independent contractor for workers' compensation purposes, are...Read More
Fee Schedule Bills Moving Through Legislature Without Opposition 02/16/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 2292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Two identical bills that would direct the state Workers' Compensation Commission to establish a medical fee schedule are moving toward adoption without a single vote in opposition. All seven members of the House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Compensation and R...Read More

McCrory Appoints Former State Rep. to Industrial Commission 02/16/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former three-term North Carolina state representative will join the state Industrial Commission, filling a vacant seat once held by Chairman Drew Heath, who was promoted to a position as state budget director earlier this month. ...Read More
Exclusivity Didn't Bar Father's Emotional Distress Claim from Witnessing Death of Son 02/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the workers' compensation act did not bar a claim for the negligent infliction of emotional distress by a father who witnessed the death of his son while both were working for a mutual employer. Case:...Read More
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