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Today is Friday, July 19, 2019 -
A message to our readers:


The team at WorkCompCentral is stunned and deeply saddened by David DePaolo's sudden departure from this world. He passed away Sunday, July 17 in a motorcycle accident. However, we are all committed to carry on and continue to fulfill David's vision of providing workers compensation professionals with the most unbiased news, education and resources in the industry. We will also strive to make this year's Comp Laude® Awards & Gala event the best ever. The Comp Laude® event encapsulates his vision and passion for the industry. David was very proud of the team that he had assembled and we are working very hard to support each other and our valued customers.

Some of David's favorite charities:
Kids Chance of California or Angel Flight West.







David J. DePaolo
10/02/59 - 7/17/16

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  • State: Virginia
  • Topic: SOUTH
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Major workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims both fell last year, according to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission 2018 annual report.

The report shows 44,561 major

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  • State: Texas
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a gross negligence claim against a contractor for the deaths of two workers who were struck by

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  • State: Florida
  • Topic: SOUTH
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The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation released an opioid summary report Thursday showing payments for painkillers dropped just more than 11% in 2017 compared to the

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  • State: Texas
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A divided Texas appellate court upheld a jury’s verdict finding an employer liable for $12.343 million in damages to two employees who were struck by

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  • State: Louisiana
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A split Louisiana appellate court ruled that a riverboat casino was a vessel for purposes of the Jones Act, despite its own precedent to the

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  • State: Missouri
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Popular with: Legal
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The maximum weekly benefit in Missouri climbed almost 4% this month, thanks to an increase in the state's average weekly wage, the Department of Labor

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  • State: Maryland
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Popular with: Insurance
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Maryland workers receiving permanent total disability benefits will see a cost-of-living-adjustment of 2% for 2020, starting in January, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission announced in

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  • State: District of Columbia
  • Topic: SOUTH
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The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a worker forfeited his entitlement to additional medical benefits by settling a personal injury case with a

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  • State: Texas
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A Texas appellate court tossed an award of damages to a worker on his promissory estoppel claim against his former employer.

Case: Thomas Oilfield Services

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  • State: Delaware
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Popular with: Legal
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A health care worker at a Delaware prison infirmary is suing her former employer for alleged retaliatory firing following the death of an inmate in

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