Herff Jones v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (4th) 160346WC-U again confirms that the Illinois courts have rejected the use of the “positional risk” doctrine in the state workers' compensation system.
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Imagine yourself a manufacturer purchasing a machine to enhance your production line. Imagine a salesperson closing the deal by providing a 1-800 number to call and report any new machine operators.
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OneCall's new CEO is Dale Wolf.
Wolf, OCCM’s executive chair, was named CEO yesterday after serving as the interim CEO since Joe Delaney’s departure last summer.
Wolf’s history includes a stint running the small group health insurance business at th...Read More
Two sessions on opt out at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference this month showed this movement is at a crossroads. The advocates can decide whether their idea is a serious advance in injury risk management at a time ripe for change or an elaborate ruse ...Read More
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION
In Melendrez v. Ameron International Corp. (2015) B256928, B259423, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that exclusive remedy applied to an employee's injury, which was caused in part by nonwork-related activities, because the applicant's employment ...Read More
I recently had the pleasure of speaking on a California workers’ comp case law update panel. The panel was at the Disneyland conference of the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, an employer-side workers’ comp research and advocacy group.
Co-presenting at my s...Read More
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America, you need to see this from my point of view: a dark red Flame Seedless grape. I know how nice humans are, but they can do strange things.
I was born in the spring of 2015 in the city in Coachella, east of Palm Springs, California. I had as sunny a childhood ...Read More
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It's not often that you hear terms such as, "conspiracy" applied to OSHA, especially by workers' comp experts. But that's exactly what some are saying about the agency's apparent stepped up enforcement actions.
A recent policy paper released "coincidentally&...Read More