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VIAW Newswire 12.21.12

Posted on 02 January 2013 by admin

Employee Termination Because of Facebook Comments Does Not End Workers’ Compensation Benefits

It is unclear whether, under Washington laws, Ms. Miller would be allowed continued time loss benefits. However, it is not uncommon for us to encounter this general scenario in our workers’ compensation practice, as well.


Does A Pre-Existing Injury Mean I Can’t File a Claim?

Question: I have a preexisting injury to the same body part I hurt at work. does this mean I cannot claim workers compensation benefits?


Partial Medicaid Expansions Won’t Get Full Federal Funding, Administration Tells States

The Obama administration told states Monday that they couldn’t do a partial expansion of Medicaid under the health-care law and still receive full federal funding, disappointing many Republican governors on one of the most important questions surrounding the health-care law.

Sea World Safety Investigation Expanded by OSHA

Safety at SeaWorld continues to be an issue. OSHA has expanded a new investigation concerning the exposure of trainers to struck by and drowning hazards when engaged in performances with killer whales.


NFL Players Challenge Workers’ Comp Ruling

Dozens of former NFL players claim in court that an arbitration award barring them from seeking workers’ compensation in California “offends” state public policy and ignores Supreme Court precedent.


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