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Jury Need Not Accept Alleged Date of Injury to Find Injury Was Compensable 07/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a jury was properly instructed that it could find a worker’s back injury to be compensable without finding that the injury had occurred on the specific date he alleged. ...Read More
 
 
Jopari Urges Adoption of Electronic Attachment Standard 07/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jopari Solutions, along with representatives from industry organizations, technology vendors, payers and providers, urged the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services this month to establish standards for electronic claims attachments. Jopari made a presentation to CMS’ Division o...Read More
 
 
Judge Dismisses NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Claims On Exclusive Remedy Grounds 07/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge has dismissed on exclusive remedy grounds the remaining claims in a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of excessively dispensing pain medications, the Washington Post reports. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed almost all of the claims connected wi...Read More
 
 

Judges Can't Assess Credibility in Determining if Worker is Covered by Comp Act 07/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative law judge may not assess the credibility of a worker’s evidence in determining whether the worker has made a sufficient showing of a potentially compensable injury. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Committed Reversible Error by Failing to Give General Verdict Form to Jury 07/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 398 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court overturned a verdict finding a worker’s knee conditions to be compensable, saying the trial judge committed reversible error by entering judgement based solely on the jury interrogatories. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Hears Argument on Whether Exclusive Remedy Should Bar Suit Against NFL Teams 07/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1080 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge is debating whether a jury should hear the claims of a group of former professional football players regarding their alleged injuries from overuse of pain medication during their careers. ...Read More
 
 
Judge 'Inclined' to Grant Injunction in Lien Stay Challenge 07/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: Top | 21805 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in Los Angeles said he is inclined to issue an injunction prohibiting the Division of Workers’ Compensation from enforcing the lien stay provision in Senate Bill 1160. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu wrote in a tentative decision that he has “serious concerns ...Read More
 
 

Judge Finds Worker Had Compensable CT Injury 07/05/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a judge does not need to make a specific finding that a worker’s cumulative trauma was caused "directly and independently of all other causes” for the worker to have a compensable cumulative trauma injury. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Can't Ignore EMA's Conclusions in Written Report 06/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not issue an award that was consistent with some of an expert medical adviser’s ambiguous deposition testimony but conflicted with the written report. ...Read More
 
 

Jeffrey Shaw Named Head of App Development at Employers Holdings 06/14/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Holdings Inc., a company whose holdings provide workers' compensation insurance to low-to-medium hazard employers, has named Jeffrey Shaw its head of application development, data and integration, the company announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
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