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Castellanos, Economy Blamed for Fast Growth in Petition Filings 07/15/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1548 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
A Florida Supreme Court decision that will boost attorney fees, coupled with an uptick in the economy — especially in the construction industry — may account for rapid growth in the number of disputed claim petitions filed in the state, according to industry observers. ...Read More
 
 
OSHA Postpones Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Measures 07/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying enforcement of anti-retaliation measures contained in a new injury-reporting rule, following the filing of a lawsuit last week challenging the new provisions. Enforcement of the new provisions is now scheduled to begin ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Railway's Request to Transfer Suit Due to Inconvenience of Forum 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a railway was not entitled to transfer a worker's claim for violations of Federal Employers' Liability Act and the Locomotive Inspection Act from one county to another on the basis that the worker's choice of forum was inconvenient. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Dismissal of Negligence Suit Against Non-Subscribing Employer 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker's negligence suit against his non-subscribing employer due to the lack of evidence linking his alleged neck injury to his employment. ...Read More
 
 

Termination of Maritime Worker While at Sea Didn't End His Status as 'Seaman' 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 860 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a worker's Jones Act claims against his former employer, finding the employer's act of firing him while he was at sea did not change the fact that he was a "seaman" covered by the act. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Comp Carrier's Subrogation Claim Against Refinery 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a comp carrier did not waive its subrogation rights against a refinery owner because its insured had not assumed liability to indemnify the refinery owner for personal injury suits caused by the refinery's own negligence. ...Read More
 
 
AGC, SAIF Returning $2.5M to Construction Contractors 07/15/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 753 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors and SAIF Corp. joint workers’ compensation program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective premium return in August, the carrier said. The retrospective return amounts to 8.3% of premiums paid by 665 construction co...Read More
 
 
MEMIC Group Appoints John Yao as SVP, CIO 07/15/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 592 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Workers' compensation insurer MEMIC Group has appointed John R. Yao as senior vice president and chief information officer, the company announced Thursday. In his new role, Yao will plan and oversee the development, implementation, and security of MEMIC's information systems ...Read More
 
 

Worker Doesn't Need to Mitigate Disability to Get Accidental Disability Retirement 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an injured police officer was not required to mitigate her disability from an on-the-job injury by undergoing surgery in order to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement.   ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Seek Class Certification in Air Ambulance Over-Billing Suit 07/15/2016
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Two Oklahoma attorneys are seeking certification of a class action against a group of air ambulance providers for their allegedly excessive billing practices, according to local media reports....Read More
 
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