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Workers' Compensation News


Court Won't Extend 'Positional Risk' Doctrine to Worker's Parking Lot Fall 07/21/2016
State: NE | Segment: Top | 987 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals on Tuesday refused to expand the application of the positional risk doctrine to a worker who twisted her ankle and fell while walking through her employer's parking lot. ...Read More

Working Group Considers EDI Reporting for State Workers' Comp System 07/21/2016
State: HI | Segment: Top | 673 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Hawaii's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has formed a working group to look into adopting an electronic filing system for workers' compensation paperwork, the department confirmed this week. ...Read More

Safe Patient-Handling Rules Irritate Both Insurers and Labor 07/21/2016
State: NY | Segment: Top | 2390 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
New York state regulators have decided to go with a “carrot” approach in implementing legislation aimed at reducing the number of injuries to health care workers caused by lifting patients.  ...Read More
Industrial Commission Accepting Bids from Bill Reviewers 07/21/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission is soliciting proposals from contractors to provide bill review services or its Special Fund, which pays claims against uninsured and bankrupt employers and reimburses carriers and self-insured employers when awards are apportioned because of a pre-existing disab...Read More

Leave-of-Absence Compliance Is Topic of Webinar 07/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Reed Group is hosting a one-hour webinar on Aug. 31 on compliance with leave-of-absence laws. The webinar, which will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain ...Read More

For Risk Pool Members, Another Equity Check Is in the Mail 07/21/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency will distribute $3.2 million in equity checks to 236 member municipalities, public schools and local agencies on Monday, the fifth such distribution in the past six years. ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Pension for Injured Police Officer 07/21/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to a disability pension benefit under the terms of the pension plan established by the collective bargaining agreement between the borough and the officer's union. ...Read More
Buffalo Grove Village Leaves Risk Pool to Save $600,000 Over Five Years 07/21/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 526 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The village of Buffalo Grove has severed all ties with Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency in a move that officials say will save nearly $600,000 over five years. The village now will get its workers’ compensation coverage through Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the ...Read More

Defense Attorney, BrickStreet Exec William T. Brotherton Dies at 62 07/21/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 698 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
William T. Brotherton III, a leader in West Virginia's workers' compensation system, died on July 1 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. ...Read More
Rate Bureau to Select Four Governing Committee Members at Annual Meeting 07/21/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 643 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The North Carolina Rate Bureau will fill four seats on its 14-member governing committee during its 39th annual meeting on Oct. 12. The three-year terms of stock companies Allstate Insurance Co. and American Home Assurance Co., and non-stock companies Auto-Owners Insurance Co. and State F...Read More
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