Month: January 2016

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  • January
    18 2016

    SC Workers Compensation Bill Would Cover PTSD

    A workers compensation bill proposed in the South Carolina state senate would grant emergency workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the ability to file claims under the state’s worker injury insurance program. Both Republican and Democratic senators proposed the workers compensation bill, designated S429, which would update the current worker injury compensation structure specifically for […]

  • January
    11 2016

    Injured Worker Appeals Lost Future Earnings Lawsuit

    An injured construction worker appealed a lost future earnings lawsuit against the Indiana contractor who hired him. Attorneys for Noe Escamilla, a Mexican national working in the U.S., want an appeals court to overturn a lower court’s ruling on his client’s lost future earnings lawsuit. The contractor claims that any lost future earnings should be […]

  • January
    04 2016

    Report: Worker Misclassification Shortchanges Workers Compensation Programs

    The misclassification of workers as “independent contractors” could leave a shortfall in the nation’s workers compensation programs of up to $1.6 billion, according to an insurance industry analyst. Bret Shroyer, a solutions architect for Valen Analytics, told an interviewer with the Insurance Journal that companies that classify their workers as independent contractors, rather than as […]