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Month: January 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...

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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...

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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...

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