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Court Says Worker Is Entitled to Third Attempt at Establishing Claim for Lung Injuries 09/15/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 507 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The third time may be the charm for a Pennsylvania plaintiff whom the Commonwealth Court on Tuesday said could re-file his worker's compensation claim for the third time. ...Read More

Opt-Out Employers Have 90 Days to Get Comp Coverage 09/15/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 758 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Supporters of the Oklahoma Option say they anticipated the state Supreme Court might rule the so-called opt-out act unconstitutional and began preparing contingency plans earlier this summer. ...Read More

Increase in Statewide AWW Didn't Allow for Increase in Trucker's Benefits 09/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld a finding of compensability for a trucker's shoulder injury, but it said he was not entitled to an increase in his disability benefits when the maximum allowable rate for benefits increased. ...Read More

SAIF Resumes Practice of Paying Safety Performance Dividend 09/15/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 455 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Employers insured with Oregon's state-chartered workers' compensation insurer may be eligible for two dividends this year: one tied to safety performance, another based on premium, SAIF announced Wednesday. ...Read More

OSHA Finds Many Issues at Poultry Processing Plant Where Employee Lost Thumb 09/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 623 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
An employee at a chicken processing facility in Pennsylvania lost a thumb while operating a mixing machine in March, leading to a $318,000 fine for the company. ...Read More

Worker's Foot Falls Into Tank of Hot Acid, Yielding $256,000 Fine for Employer 09/15/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
In early March, an Ohio machine operator climbed onto a tank of hot acid to clear a machinery jam. He wasn't wearing protective equipment of any kind. When he slipped, his left foot landed in the 170-degree tank, and he suffered third-degree chemical burns. ...Read More

Roofer Fined $94,000 for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 09/15/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Nine Amish Exteriors employees doing roofing work on a single-family home had no protection from falls, federal occupational safety inspectors foun...Read More

Construction Company Fined $200,000 for Electrical, Fall Hazards 09/15/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 349 min read
Construction workers converting a multi-story commercial building in Paterson into residential units were exposed to serious safety hazards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found. ...Read More

Trucking Company, Staffing Firm Reach Settlement in $1.85M Comp Dispute 09/15/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Texas trucking firm and a staffing company that was ordered to pay it $1.85 million for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage and claims administration services have reached a deal to resolve their legal dispute, according to a report by ...Read More
OSHA: Workers Routinely Attacked at Youth Facility 09/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 472 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
At a Reading facility for youth in crisis, residents attacked workers more than 10 times in seven months, the federal occupational safety agency found.  One young person kicked a worker in the face, head and neck. Another bit a worker's arms. The Occupational Safety ...Read More
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