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Court Revives Worker's FELA Suit for Injury From Climbing Into Stopped Locomotive 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court revived a railway worker's negligence claim against his employer for a knee injury that occurred while he was retrieving a locomotive that had been disconnected from a train and stopped on the tracks. ...Read More

Court Upholds Reduced Award to Claimants' Attorney for Failure to Pay Sanction 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the fee award due to a claimants' attorney was properly reduced to account for the amount of work she had done, as well as her failure to pay a sanction imposed by the Workers' Compensation Board for her pre-trial conduct. ...Read More

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Nurse Injured in Self-Defense Training 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse who was injured while participating in a self-defense training course did not suffer an injury by "accident" that would have entitled her to an enhanced disability retirement benefit. ...Read More

High Court Says Worker's Estate Can't Pursue Wrongful Death Claim 07/14/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the estate of a worker who was killed in a car wreck could not pursue a claim for damages against the worker's employer or the company that had hired the employer to transport its van. ...Read More

Alliant Acquires Mesirow Insurance Services 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 687 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Chicago-based Mesirow Financial has agreed to sell its insurance division to Alliant Insurance Services. Mesirow Insurance Services will join the All...Read More

3rd DCA Clarifies Ruling Overturning Award to Worker 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued a new decision clarifying its prior ruling that overturned a $571,883.64 jury verdict in favor of an injured worker on his retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More
Judge Orders Payment of $350K in Restitution Following Worker's Death 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 604 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A federal judge has ordered a scrap-processing company based in Rockford to pay $350,000 in restitution to the family of a man killed at one of its plants. Behr Iron & Steel Inc. also was placed on five years of probation under the sentence handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Co...Read More

Labor Department Adopts Updated Fee Schedule 07/14/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry increased the base rates for inpatient hospital services as well as the conversion factors used to calculate reimbursement for most medical goods and services. ...Read More

NCCI Appoints Former Vermont Insurance Commissioner as Regulatory Chief 07/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has appointed the former Vermont banking and insurance commissioner as its chief regulatory services officer, effective Sept. 19. ...Read More

County Official Named Administrator of State Industrial Commission 07/14/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Matthew J. McCall has been named administrator and chief operating officer of the North Carolina Industrial Commission and will oversee the agency’s budget and personnel, commission Chairman Charlton L. Allen announced. ...Read More
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