Workers' Compensation Acts

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Workers' Compensation Acts

American legislation at individual state levels regulating workers' compensation insurance, which covers medical care in the event that an employee is injured at work. Workers' compensation acts generally require employers to purchase this insurance for their employees.
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The hospital filed a motion for summary judgment asserting that the nurse had suffered neither an accident nor an occupational disease and, therefore, was not covered under the state Workers' Compensation Act.
A task force was formed to study the State's liability as an employer under the workers' compensation act, including the State's management structure, budgeting procedures, and funding methods used to regulate such liability.
The company, which commenced operations in 1993, was created as the result of reforms of the Workers' Compensation Act and Workers' Compensation Insurance Laws and is private, employer-owned, and employee-managed.
Exxon attempted to claim immunity from the lawsuit based on workers compensation statutes, however, the First Circuit reaffirmed its earlier ruling that Louisiana's 1952 Workers' Compensation Act does not cover mesothelioma and so does not bar suits by mesothelioma victims against their employers for claims that accrued prior to 1975, when the law was amended to cover that disease.
THE ALABAMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS HELD THAT THE EXCLUSIVITY PROVISIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT DID NOT BAR THE EMPLOYEE'S TORT CLAIM AGAINST THE HOSPITAL.
The method used in determining cost-of-living supplementary benefit payments for recipients of total disability benefits was changed under both the Workers' Compensation Act and the Federal Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Act for cases in which disability or death occurred on or after July 1, 1975.
Designed to equip Pennsylvania employers with the tools necessary to control their increasing workers' compensation costs, The 2008 Employers' Guide to Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Law provides a brief introduction to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, discusses the employer's duties in reference to the workers' compensation law, explains how a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim works, outlines the litigated workers' compensation case, offers suggestions of cost effective strategies employers can use to handle a workers' compensation issue, and discusses the remedies available to the employer to alter an injured worker's benefit status.
Premium taxes paid by carriers and self-insurers for funding the administrative funds will be modified in accordance with an equitable premium modification plan approved by the Commission, if they have concurrent liability for coverage under the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.
He assumed a principal role in the amendment of Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act system, which culminated in the enactment of Act 44 and Act 57 in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
These areas include state workers' compensation claims, discrimination suits, Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, Jones Act, serious and willful misconduct allegations, subrogation, civil defense, wrongful termination actions, and various other employment related issues.
Fohrman is hopeful that the immediate impact of the Digital decision will focus attention on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
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