- OSHA targets firm making plastic balls used in fracking
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it may fine a manufacturing company in New York for 48 alleged violations of workplace safety regulations.
- School district liable for injured teacher's unauthorized medical costs
A Tennessee teacher who fell in her classroom is entitled to an 8% impairment rating, and her employer is obligated to cover her unauthorized medical expenses under a workers compensation claim, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.
- Drywall contracting firm hit with $1 million comp repay
The owner of a former Washington state drywall contracting firm has been ordered to pay $1 million in delinquent workers compensation premiums and penalties after a state insurance board found that he misclassified his employees as co-owners to avoid…
- High Court won’t consider case ordering Mexican firm to repay workers comp
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of a Mexican transportation company ordered to repay the state of Arizona for workers compensation benefits paid to a Mexican truck driver who was injured in state.
- Nurse’s claim of hospital’s malicious intent in injury by patient dismissed
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has dismissed a deliberate intent suit a nurse filed against her employer after she was allegedly injured by a patient.
- Scottish asbestos proposal under fire from insurers
A proposed bill that would enable the Scottish government to recover the cost of treating victims of asbestos-related disease from insurers could push up insurance rates and may even be unlawful.
- OSHA allies with chemical hazard group to boost safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Monday a renewed alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication to help mitigate worker exposure to chemicals hazards.
- Woman unemployed since 1994 denied disability pay
An Ohio woman injured in a slip-and-fall accident at work three decades ago can’t receive workers compensation benefits for continuing injuries because she voluntarily left the workforce in 1994, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.