WCRI’s Baseline for Evaluating Impact of North Carolina’s 2011 Workers’ Comp Reforms: A Measuring Stick That Falls Short

By Vernon Sumwalt WCRI’s “ Baseline for Evaluating Impact of 2011 Reforms in North Carolina: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 12th Edition ” (the “WCRI study”) tries to provide a measuring stick to evaluate the 2011 amendments to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation...

Ohio: Firefighter’s Decision to Take Low Paying Job as Deer Herder Nixes Claim for Working Wage Loss

An Ohio appellate court recently found that a magistrate had properly determined the facts and applied the appropriate law in finding that the Commission had not abused its discretion when it, in turn, found that the worker, a former firefighter, had not utilized his best efforts to obtain suitable employment...

Virginia: Firefighter’s Presumption Requires Entitlement to “Some Form of Economic Indemnity”

In an opinion not designated for publication, a Virginia appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that held a retired firefighter-medic was not entitled to utilize the state’s “firefighter’s presumption” in connection with...