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May 2020

IPL wins reversal in worker’s electrocution lawsuit

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Precedent gave Indianapolis Power and Light a reversal in lawsuit brought by a man who was electrocuted by the utility’s uninsulated power lines. Joshua Gammon was injured when he was installing aluminum trim around the roof of a commercial building in Indianapolis. He was climbing an aluminum ladder holding a piece of trim when he was electrocuted and fell about…

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COA affirms denial of negligence instruction in horse-riding accident case

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A woman who suffered a brain injury after a horse-riding accident did not convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that the trial court was wrong in ruling for the renter of a horse-training arena. While riding her horse in a training area at Serenity Farms in Lowell, Indiana, Kathleen Burdick was seriously injured by another horse that was known to…

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Veteran, wife seek $40 million from US government over claims of untimely cancer diagnosis

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A Madison County couple is seeking $40 million from the U.S. government over claims a doctor failed to diagnose cancer in a timely manner. Lonnie Weatherspoon claims the doctor, whom the suit states worked for a facility where the U.S. was the employer of physicians, should have diagnosed the cancer based on “known risk factors.” The suit was filed April…

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NCCI launches tool to estimate pandemic impact on comp

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The National Council for Compensation Insurance on Friday launched an online tool designed to help states and employers calculate the impact COVID-19 could have on workers compensation. The tool allows users to adjust variables such as job classifications and infection rates to model the potential impact on expected losses for a jurisdiction and workforce, according to Boca Raton, Florida-based NCCI….

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Illinois repeals controversial workers’ compensation rule that presumed front-line workers with COVID-19 got it on the job

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The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission on Monday repealed a controversial emergency rule stating that if front-line workers are infected with COVID-19, it would be presumed to be a result of their work duties. A Sangamon County judge last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking the new rule, which would have granted benefits to workers deemed essential who contracted the…

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