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AK: House Panel Rejects Bill to Abolish Protection of General Contractors From Lawsuits
Posted on 18 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

JUNEAU, AK - The House Judiciary Committee on Friday voted down a proposed bill that would repeal an existing law that protects general contractors from lawsuits when subcontractors' workers are killed or injured on the job. Source: Fairbanks Daily... Read More

MD: Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted on 11 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Salem-News.com reports that the Maryland Senate, by a vote of 35-12, passed SB 627, which would enable qualified patients to obtain medical marijuana prescribed by their doctor and receive safe access to the medicine through state-licensed... Read More

KY: Supreme Court Rules Off-Duty Pilot's Commute Was Work-Related
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Supreme Court, reversing an administrative law judge's decision, ruled that an off-duty airline pilot who was commuting from his home in Lexington to his job in Atlanta and who died in a plane crash, was in the course... Read More

Proposals to Increase Workers' Comp Benefits Killed by Wyoming Legislative Interim Committee
Posted on 8 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHEYENNE, WY - State lawmakers have killed proposals to increase workers' compensation benefits for injured workers. Source: Casper Star-Tribune To read the full article, click here . (Note: scroll down to second article.) Read More

Todd McFarren at CAAA Writes Column Discussing Five Years of Schwarzenegger Workers' Comp Reforms
Posted on 22 Apr 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - Todd McFarren, President of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, says that Governor Schwarzenegger's SB 899 workers' comp reforms have failed injured workers, particularly with respect to permanent disability... Read More

NY: Senator Challenges Workers' Comp Board's Plans for Digital Audio Recording
Posted on 10 Feb 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens), the chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor, today took issue with the recent decision by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to move forward with a digital... Read More

Facebook Refuses Virginia Workers' Comp Commission's Demands for User Account Information, Photos
Posted on 15 Sep 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

RICHMOND, VA - The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission said it would no longer levy a $200 a day fine against Facebook for refusing to divulge the complete contents of a user's account. The employer of a workers' comp claimant had subpoenaed... Read More

NY: Columnist Criticizes Senators' Decision to Retain Use of Stenographers at Workers' Comp Hearings
Posted on 20 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - A columnist at The New York Daily News has criticized the Senate Labor Committee for recently holding a seven-hour hearing to determine whether the New York State Workers' Compensation Board should use electronic recordings of hearings... Read More

Wyoming Senate Passes Workers' Comp Bill to Increase Benefits
Posted on 3 Mar 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHEYENNE, WY (AP) - The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that would increase benefits for workers injured on the job. To read the full article, click here . Read More

NY: Slip and Fall on Icy Sidewalk Just Outside Employer’s Entrance Found Compensable
Posted on 17 Jan 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Determining that a claimant’s injuries occurred in the “gray area” where the risks of the commute merge with the risks of the employment, a New York appellate court affirmed an award to an employee who slipped and fell on an icy public... Read More

NE WC Court Publishes 2009 Annual Report
Posted on 22 Dec 2009 by workerscompensation.com

Lincoln, NE (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court's 67th Annual Report features activities of the court in Fiscal Year 2009. Here are some highlights: LB 630 from the 2009 session of the Legislature eliminated court... Read More

Washington Supreme Court Says Arthritis Is An Industrial Injury and Can Reduce Permanent Partial Disability Award
Posted on 18 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Supreme Court has held that arthritis is both compensable as an industrial injury and may act as a permanent partial disability that reduces an award for an industrial injury. Source: Washington Supreme Court To read the... Read More

OK: Governor Signs Workers' Comp Bills on Adjuster Licensing Requirements, Claim Process
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Governor Brad Henry on Tuesday signed the following workers' compensation bills: HB1611 - Workers' compensation; relating to insurer requirements; establishing licensing requirement for certain adjusters; relating to continuing... Read More

Ohio GOP Lawmakers Push Bill to Preserve Group System Used to Set Workers' Comp Rates
Posted on 4 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COLUMBUS, OH - State GOP lawmakers are using the final month that they control both chambers of the legislature to push a bill to preserve the group system used to set workers' compensation rates that businesses pay to the Ohio Bureau of Workers'... Read More

Jury Awards Woman $1.35 Million for Hand Injury at Tyson Plant
Posted on 28 Apr 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A U.S. District Court jury awarded a woman $1.35 million in her lawsuit against the manufacturer of defective equpment. The woman was working at a Tyson plan, when a machine called the Johnson Neckbreaker, which breaks the necks of 6... Read More