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Arbitration Over EquityComp Disputes Not Always Going Carrier's Way 11/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers who signed up for the EquityComp program and ended up litigating a dispute are in some cases benefitting more from mandatory arbitration clauses than Applied Underwriters, the program’s administrator. ...Read More

DWC Suspends Nine Providers Convicted of Fraud 11/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 775 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nearly 100 medical providers have been kicked out of California’s workers’ compensation system since the start of the year. The Divisio...Read More

Tackle Concussion Symptoms Head-On, Specialist Advises 11/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Concussion patients whose symptoms linger for more than a couple of weeks after their injury should be treated aggressively rather than through the traditional “watchful waiting” approach, a concussion specialist said. ...Read More

Credibility Argument Persuades Jury to Exclude Future Medical From 3rd-Party Award 11/22/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Despite a successful third-party lawsuit, a workers’ compensation carrier must still pay to treat an injured forklift operator because the suit’s damages did not include an award for future medical benefits. ...Read More

Court Rules Against Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Fee Schedule Case 11/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that ambulatory surgery centers are not separate and legally distinct from hospitals, overturning a Wake County Superior Court decision that invalidated a new Medicare-based fee schedule for ASCs. ...Read More
Lawmakers Seek to Establish Light-Duty Return-to-Work Program 11/22/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers’ compensation bill introduced last year in the New Jersey State Senate was unanimously approved by the chamber’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill would esta...Read More

Construction Company to Repay State Agencies Deprived by Work Comp Misrepresentations 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Brooklyn construction company has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing $700,000 from workers by failing to pay the prevailing wage on public works projects, the borough’s acting district attorney ...Read More

Court Finds Worker's Accident Was Not Result of Willful Safety Violation by Employer 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 96 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to an enhanced award of disability compensation because his injury did not result from a willful safety violation by his employer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Award for Neck Injury, Rejects Claims of Causally Related Injuries 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had established compensability of a neck injury, but it rejected his claims of causally related injuries to his arm and shoulder. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Coverage for Post-Needle Stick Treatment 11/22/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A bill that would require workers’ compensation insurance to cover treatment to prevent illness following a worker’s on-the-job exposure to blood-borne disease is moving forward in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More
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