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Workers' Compensation Archives

Police work is getting safer in the United States

Many assume that working as a police officer is one of the most dangerous professions. But safety efforts to protect officers throughout the United States have apparently paid off, according to numbers of police fatalities that occurred this year.

Officer's push-up injury classified as work-related

An appeals court in an out-of-state case recently awarded a police sergeant who was forced to do pushups in preparation for a fitness test more than $12,000 in workers' compensation benefits. The somewhat unique case could have far-reaching implications for companies across the country. The Post-Crescent newspaper recently reported on a workers' compensation battle between the police officer and the city of Appleton, Wisconsin, a four-year battle that the city lost. At the center of the legal battle were, well, pushups.

Recent Court Decisions Impacting Pennsylvania Workers' Comp - Part 2

Last week we discussed two recent Pennsylvania cases dealing with workers' compensation issues. This week we will highlight two additional decisions.

Recent Court Decisions Impacting Pennsylvania Workers' Comp - Part 1

So far in 2012 Pennsylvania Courts have decided several important workers' compensation cases. We will highlight some of these cases during the next two weeks.

Energy Plant Workers Received 8 Billion in Workers' Comp Since 2000

The U.S. Department of Labor has acknowledged that some work environments, such as nuclear power plants and energy powered facilities, pose a special risk to workers. Over the last 12 years, in fact, the risks associated with nuclear energy facilities have resulted in the granting of over eight billion dollars in workers compensation benefits to workers and their families.

Pennsylvania Court Rules Subcontractor Has Statutory Employer

In a recent unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled a subcontractor was entitled to workers' compensation benefits from the business who hired him. This is a "game-changing" decision, giving many more contractors the right to claim workers comp benefits if they are injured on the job.

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