The Supreme Court of Tennessee on Wednesday reversed a trial court decision that capped a church child care attendant’s workers compensation award after she left her post following two back-to-back injuries.
The introduction of legislation impacting first responders was named the top trend in workers compensation reforms countrywide by the National Council on Compensation Insurance despite the fact that only a handful of bills have passed to date.
Marsh & McLennan’s announcement of its pending acquisition of JLT dominated this week’s list of most popular stories, along with Hurricane Florence. But other news made the cut, including a new construction head at Zurich North America and a captive option for the middle market.
The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay Washington state $925,000 and conduct testing and begin implementation of a new system to treat or capture hazardous tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation within the next three years.
The Supreme Court of Connecticut ruled a shipbuilder cannot litigate a claim filed by the widow of a shipyard worker who died of lung cancer following asbestos exposure because a federal judge already ruled the man’s injury was compensable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Multiple contractors have been cited for workplace safety violations after a fatal pedestrian bridge collapse at the Florida International University campus in Miami and face proposed penalties totaling $86,658.