The Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana erred when it dismissed a Franciscan Health employee’s claim as untimely, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Monday in reversing and remanding the board’s order.
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A man injured while performing contract work for a barge company failed to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn summary judgment for the company.
A man who didn’t file his worker’s compensation claim in Indiana until 2½ years after his accident is not entitled to benefits because his claim was not timely, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed.
During the last legislative session, the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act received several updates, most of which have taken effect. This article highlights the changes made to the act and the date the amendments are effective.
An insurance company that wasn’t notified that a policy-holding subcontractor did work outside of Indiana has convinced the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that it wasn’t required to cover a worker injured in Kentucky.
Jeffrey S. Sturm, a workers’ compensation leader and attorney with George C. Patrick & Associates, PC, has died. He was 58.
A construction worker injured in a building collapse was, in fact, an independent contractor, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has concluded, rejecting an earlier finding that the worker was actually an employee of the company he sued.
Two recent cases, a Court of Appeals decision and an unappealed decision by the full Worker’s Compensation Board, illustrate the board’s method of applying statutes governing filing limitations.
Workers on construction sites across Indiana can be found nailing plywall from atop scaffolds, scaling roofs or painting newly built homes. But what isn’t evident is whether those workers are part of a shady trend construction industry experts say is a serious concern — payroll tax fraud.
A worker injured in a fall as he replaced the roof of an antique mall outside Plainfield named the mall and its owner too late after finding the contractor he was working for lacked required worker’s compensation insurance, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
A man who lost his job twice after being injured at work could not convince the Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday that he was wrongly denied unemployment benefits.
A man injured by a fireworks explosion lost an appeal for worker’s compensation benefits, with the Indiana Court of Appeals finding his story explaining how the mishap occurred a bit too farfetched.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed for a woman who alleged she is owed more in partial impairment benefits for an amputation on her hand than she was awarded by the Worker’s Compensation Board.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reinstated a woman’s negligence claim against her former employer, concluding he was considered a third party in the suit and could therefore not be shielded.
A woman whose finger was severed in an accident at an Elkhart County assembly plant must seek relief via the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act after the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of her negligence complaint against the company she worked for at the time of the injury.
A Lake County court lacked jurisdiction to award nearly $2 million in attorney fees arising from a permanently injured man’s Illinois worker’s compensation case. The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday vacated the judge’s order on fees entered in the man’s guardianship case.
The Indiana Department of Insurance says lower workers’ compensation rates paid by businesses will take effect Jan. 1. The agency said Wednesday the recently approved reduction averages 7.6 percent and will save businesses about $63 million.
A wrongful death suit brought against a Munster church by the family of a babysitter who died at the home of the church’s pastors will proceed to trial after the Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer last week.
There are several changes to the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act that will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The changes deal with time requirements, first reports and the Drug Formulary Act, among other things.
Despite Indiana’s unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, the General Assembly is still required by law to perform a yearly checkup of the unemployment fund to make sure the nest egg is strong and healthy enough to support Hoosier workers who are laid off. However, at present, no examination has been scheduled.