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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Order Compelling Worker's Psychologist to Submit to Deposition 07/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 154 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a psychologist can be compelled to submit to a deposition to discuss a municipal employee's fitness for duty evaluation. ...Read More

Regulators Raise Rates 9.3%, Citing Old Reforms That Actually Increased Costs 07/19/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 111 min read
New York regulators have approved a 9.3% rate hike in workers’ compensation premiums, citing the support of a pro-business group whose members will bear the burden of increased costs. ...Read More

Steel Mill Slapped With 11 OSHA Citations 07/19/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A steel mill in Pueblo is facing proposed penalties of $103,820 after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration found alleged safety violations including unsafe overhead cranes. ...Read More

Blocked Exits, Electrical Hazards Lead to Safety Citations for Macy's 07/19/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An inspection of a Macy’s department store in Aventura has led to 14 federal safety citations for alleged violations including electrical hazards and blocked exits. ...Read More

Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Petition Filed Before Mediator Issued Recommendations 07/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 279 min read
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court denied a worker's request for hearing because the worker had filed it before completing the state's mandatory mediation process for comp claims. ...Read More

High Court Remands UIM Coverage Dispute for Findings on Amount of Comp Offset 07/19/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Maine's highest court ruled that a coverage dispute between a motorist and her automobile insurance carrier had to be remanded for a trial judge to determine the amount of her medical expenses that were covered by the workers' compensation system and whether her expenses were incurred wit...Read More

6th Annual Workers' Compensation Education Conference Set for Aug. 18-19 07/19/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Nevada's state workers' compensation agency will hold its sixth annual educational conference next month in Las Vegas, the state's Division of Industrial Relations announced Monday. ...Read More
Pizza Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Probation for Policy Lapses 07/19/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 484 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
The owner of several Happy's Pizza restaurants in Northeast Ohio will serve a year of probation and pay $18,000 restitution for failing to provide workers' compensation coverage to employees, the Ohio Bureau of Compensation said. ...Read More

Company Says On-the-Job Snakebite Is Not Compensable 07/19/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Chesterfield woman was denied workers’ compensation benefits after a baby copperhead bit her on the toe while she was taking a work break at The Results Group. ...Read More

Firefighter Accused of Stealing $4,800 in Benefits After Being Cleared for Duty 07/19/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A grand jury has indicted a New York firefighter on charges he stole $4,800 in workers’ compensation benefits for nearly three months after being medically cleared to return to work. ...Read More
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