BAYLOR EVNEN SPONSORS NEBRASKA SAFETY COUNCIL CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW

Baylor Evnen is one of many supporters and sponsors of the Nebraska Safety Council Conference and Trade Show occurring on October 16, 2019 at the Holthaus Convention Center in Sutton, Nebraska. Attorney Paul Barta is a board member of the Nebraska Safety Council – an organization dedicated to educating employers and the public on safe […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON – GUEST SPEAKERS FROM BAYLOR EVNEN, LLP

On September 18, 2019, Baylor Evnen attorneys Dallas Jones and Jenna Christensen will be speaking at the Workers’ Compensation Association of Nebraska luncheon regarding the “Trends in the Trial Courts—The Lessons to be Learned from Trial Court Decisions”. While keeping close tabs on the decisions of appellate courts is essential to ensuring claims are handled […]

CHANGES TO NEBRASKA LAW REGARDING DEBT COLLECTION DURING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACTION

Changes to Nebraska Workers Compensation Act come into effect on September 1, 2019. In the last session, the Nebraska Legislature adopted Nebraska Revised Statute § 48-148.02 governing debt collection and workers’ compensation. This bill was supported by the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys. The new law prevents collection by any “provider of services, supplier of […]

CHANGE IN PRESIDING JUDGE OF NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court judges elected Judge Daniel Fridrich to be the Presiding Judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Judge Fridrich’s term runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Although the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is composed of seven judges appointed by the Governor, every two years one of the […]

WHAT TO DO WITH THE EMPLOYEE WHO REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS?

Often times, our office will get calls from claims handlers inquiring what their options are when they have an employee/Plaintiff with an accepted work injury who refuses to undergo the care being recommended by the authorized physicians. Nebraska Revised Statutes §48-120(2)(c) and 48-162.01 allow a judge to suspend, reduce or limit compensation or benefits an […]

NEBRASKA GENERAL CONTRACTORS SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE VALID WC POLICIES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO WORK WITH THE SAME

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently reminded general contractors of the obligation it has over subcontractor employees. Appealing an award of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court,  the defendant in Martinez v. CMR Construction & Roofing of Texas, 302 Neb. 618 (Mar 22, 2019) alleged it was not a statutory employer under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-116 […]
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