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High Court Says State's Entire 'Opt-Out Act' Is Unconstitutional 09/14/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 1484 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act in its entirety, deciding 7-2 that the so-called "opt-out act," or Oklahoma Option, created a special law for the “impermissible, unequal, disparate treatment of a select group of injured wo...Read More

Review Board Erred in Substituting Its Own Findings for Commissioner's 09/14/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Review Board overstepped its bounds, and improperly reassessed the credibility of a witness and weighed the evidence, "thereby usurping the authority of the commissioner," the state Appellate Court ruled. ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Worker's Tort Suit Against Supervisor 09/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Missouri appellate court revived an injured worker's civil lawsuit against his supervisor for damages after falling from a billboard structure. ...Read More

Young Announces Resignation From Comp Commission 09/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Dr. LeRoy Young on Tuesday announced his resignation from the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Risky Conditions at Auto Parts Manufacturer Lead to $700,000 Fine for Companies 09/14/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
Consistently shoddy conditions at an auto parts manufacturer lost the company a contract with a temp agency and led to a federal fine of more than $700,000 to the agency and manufacturer. ...Read More
Chubb Names Executive VP to Advise Workers' Comp Specialists 09/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Chubb has named two executive vice presidents, the global property and casualty insurer announced this week. Keith Marks now manages risk engineering service programs for commercial customers in North America. He will advise the risk engineering specialists for workers' compensation, ...Read More
CompWest to Offer WC Insurance to Artisan Construction Companies in California, Utah 09/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 351 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
CompWest Insurance will begin offering workers' compensation insurance to artisan construction companies in California and Utah, the company announced Tuesday. The insurance program will target companies with premiums of between $25,000 and $250,000 in California, and $15,000 to $150,...Read More
SWCB Releases Updated Claimant Information Packet 09/14/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has released a new Claimant Information Packet that contains expanded information about what a claimant should do after an on-the-job injury. The packet provides basic information about filing a workers' compensation claim and include...Read More

Advisory Council to Discuss Mandatory Comp, Take Public Comment Oct. 11 09/14/2016
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The South Dakota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will take public input on upcoming issues and hear from a lawyer who believes that the state's workers' compensation system is not mandatory for employers, during a meeting on Oct. 11. ...Read More

ASIA Holding Annual Seminar Oct. 13 09/14/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Arizona Self-Insurers Association is holding its annual seminar Oct. 13 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler. ...Read More
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