Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Payment for an employee's medical care in the event that he/she is injured at work. Workers' comp benefits may also provide for lost wages and compensate for disability or reduced earning potential. In exchange for receiving workers' comp benefits, the employee surrenders the right to sue the employer for negligence.
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(https://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/finalorders/2019/August/20180310.pdf) The New Hampshire Supreme Court has affirmed a decision by the New Hampshire Compensation Appeals Board (CAB) denying an estate's request that its insurer pay workers' compensation benefits to the estate as a result of an overdose death.
The authors sought to estimate the association between receiving lost-time workers' compensation benefits and mortality.
The legislation is Public Act 19-17, An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Benefits for Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments, Mental Health Care for Police Officers and Wellness Training for Police Officers, Parole Officers and Firefighters.
An employee who collected workers' compensation benefits after being injured by a co-worker's practical joke could not also bring a tort suit against the co-worker, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has decided.
While there was substantial evidence of the subcontractor's negligence, Kerr said, he concluded that the evidence likely did not support viable claims against the subcontractor, which had provided workers' compensation benefits to the carpenter's wife and two children and thus claimed statutory immunity from any civil liability claims.
Mr Mabeo said some of the steps that had been taken to address the problem of delayed payment of workers' compensation included the review of the act to close gaps such as lack of enforcement of determinations on workers' compensation benefits, delay in processing and payment of workers' compensation as well as resolution of disputes pertaining to workers' compensation.
An employee who was blinded in an assault by a former coworker while working the overnight shift at a rest area was entitled to workers' compensation benefits, even though the assailant's motivation for the attack was unknown, because the employee's job heightened his risk of attack.
The Supreme Court held that, in the absence of statutory authority to offset workers' compensation benefits by the amount of disability benefits paid under an employer's self-funded and self-administered plan, the employer must pay workers' compensation benefits without reducing those benefits by the amount of previously paid disability benefits.
Workers' Compensation: The Florida Senate has passed legislation to extend workers' compensation benefits to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder, even if they lack physical injuries.
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The threshold for something to be a compensable workers' compensation claim varies from 1% (aggravating condition) to more than 50% (major cause), workers' compensation benefits should be reserved for injuries and diseases caused by the workplace environment, not a simple aggravation.

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