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Court Rules Against Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Fee Schedule Case 11/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1065 | 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

Construction Company to Repay State Agencies Deprived by Work Comp Misrepresentations 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 469 | 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 | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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 | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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

Court Upholds Finding of Further Disability for Worker With PTSD 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder had a further causally related disability from an armed robbery. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Alleged Respiratory Injury 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 848 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who claimed she developed asthma after being exposed to aromatherapy fumes at her workplace. ...Read More

Contractor's Performance of Odd Jobs Didn't Prove Change in Condition 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 398 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier failed to prove that a former electrical contractor was no longer totally disabled, as his performance of odd jobs without pay did not establish his ability to be gainfully employed. ...Read More

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Long List of Infractions 11/22/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An unlicensed home improvement contractor accused of defrauding customers, insurance companies and the workers' compensation system pleaded guilty to 42 charges in Salem Superior Court on Monday, ...Read More

Company to Appeal Order That Regulators Say Leaves Employers Without Coverage 11/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American Labor Alliance plans to appeal a cease-and-desist order that California insurance and labor commissioners said leaves some employers without valid workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Cal-OSHA Cites Six Employers for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever 11/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1505 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined six employers a total of $241,950 for exposing workers to valley fever at a solar project construction site in Monterey County. ...Read More
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