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Federal Workers’ Compensation: Senate Committee Reviews Legislative Proposals

By Karen Yotis, Esq. On July 26, 2011, the United States Senate Com mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, held a hearing entitled “Examining the Federal Workers’ Compensation...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/9/2012) – Former Pro Golfer May Putt in Prison for Operating Fake Insurance Company

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Employer’s OSHA Violation Falls Short as Substantial Evidence of Intentional Wrong in Tort Action

Larson's Spotlight on OSHA Violation and Intentional Wrong, Offset of Wage Loss Benefits, Injury During Work Break, and Slip and Fall in Company Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Can’t Buy Me Love: Appellate Attorney’s Fee Claim Whittled Down by Delaware Court

It's amazing what money can buy in the First State. It can purchase one heck of a lot of advocacy in an appeals brief, without a doubt. But that's not quite what today's case is about. The Superior Court decision du jour is Robert Bruce v. Chrysler , C.A.No. N10A-05-013-CLS (Del. Super. June...

Can’t Buy Me Love: Appellate Attorney’s Fee Claim Whittled Down by Delaware Court

It's amazing what money can buy in the First State. It can purchase one heck of a lot of advocacy in an appeals brief, without a doubt. But that's not quite what today's case is about. The Superior Court decision du jour is Robert Bruce v. Chrysler , C.A.No. N10A-05-013-CLS (Del. Super. June...

How to Achieve a Desirable Experience Modification Factor Under NCCI’s New System

By John Stahl, Esq. A recent Risk & Insurance webinar entitled “Big Changes Coming in Workers’ Compensation Premiums” stresses that actively reducing your “Experience Modification Factor” (“mod”) today should reap disproportionately high reductions in workers’...

Pennsylvania: Late Notice of Employer’s Uninsured Status by Worker Limits Both Medical and Wage Loss Benefits

Pursuant to 77 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2703(b), if an injured worker fails to notify the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (Fund) within 45 days after the worker knows that the employer is uninsured, the Fund is not obligated to provide “compensation” from the date of the injury, but rather...