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No Penalties for Employer's Delay in Restoring Worker's Sick Leave Credits 02/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer's failure to promptly restore a worker's sick leave after a compensable injury caused her to miss time from work was not a failure to timely pay "compensation" for purposes of the Workers' Compensation Law, a New York appellate court ruled. ...Read More
New Bill Would Limit Employer's Liability for Permanent Total Disability Payments 02/12/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill introduced this month to the Alabama Legislature would limit employers’ liability for benefits to injured workers. ...Read More

Chicago Alderman Rebuff Oversight Move for City's Workers' Compensation Program 02/12/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1947 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Chicago’s City Council on Wednesday voted to allow the city’s inspector general to investigate the city aldermen and their employees, but bar him from exerting oversight over the city’s $100 million-a-year workers' compensation program, ...Read More

Bill Allowing Concurrent Wages in Calculation of Disability Benefits Moves to Senate 02/12/2016
State: SD | Segment: WEST | 449 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The South Dakota State Senate Commerce and Energy Committee has unanimously passed legislation that would adopt a 2015 State Supreme Court decision that requires employers to pay disability benefits to injured workers based on all of the jobs they held at the time of their injury. ...Read More

2nd DCA to Review Laches Defense to Claim for Worker in Vegetative State 02/11/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2051 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California 2nd District Court of Appeals will weigh in on an insurance carrier's argument that the doctrine of laches should foreclose it from liability for a claim filed on behalf of a worker who is in a vegetative state after a fall from the roof of his family-owned business, seven year...Read More

Bill Proposing Monopolistic State Fund Clears First Committee 02/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 1364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rep. Mark Nakashima said he would like the insurance industry to work with him on finding ways to improve Hawaii's workers' compensation system, but his proposal to drive private carriers off the islands and create a monopolistic state fund is not just political posturing. ...Read More

Study: Collaborative Approach Helps Speed Return to Work 02/11/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 791 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A program in which doctors team up with injured workers and their employers to develop a return-to-work program has shown success in Ontario, Canada, according to a study published this month. Similar approaches are being used in the U.S. ...Read More
Split Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Claim from Accident while Working at Home 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1753 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that a municipal employer's failure to raise an argument that its employee had violated the Government Code by working from home during the administrative adjudication of that employee's claim for benefits barred the employer from raising that ar...Read More

Worker Failed to Prove Entitlement for Referral for Head and Neck Complaints 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker was not entitled to a referral for an evaluation of his head and neck complaints after falling out of a truck and injuring his shoulder. ...Read More
SWCB Launching Revamped Electronic Filing System Monday 02/11/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest version of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Integrated Claims Management System will launch on Monday, Feb. 15, according to a board announcement. The board said ICMS II will provide improved access to registered users of the system. The electronic fil...Read More
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