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Two-Time Fraudster Adds Comp Fraud Conviction to Prison Woes 12/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Cleveland garbage hauler and construction worker, who already is serving time in federal prison for money laundering and fraud, has added a felony workers’ compensation fraud conviction to his resume. ...Read More
 
 

Traveling Worker's Car Accident Occurred Within COE/SOE 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a traveling worker who suffered injuries in a car accident while returning from lunch was within the course and scope of his employment at the time. ...Read More
 
 

Travelers Introduces Digital Tool for Injured Workers 11/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Travelers Cos. Inc. has launched a new digital tool to help injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation claim process. MyTravel...Read More
 
 

Tort Malpractice Claim Can Proceed Against Attorneys Who Didn't File Retaliation Claim 11/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though an injured worker can’t sue the attorneys who allegedly mismanaged his wrongful discharge lawsuit for violating a contract, he can still sue them in tort, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decided la...Read More
 
 

Town, Firefighter Disagree on Who Would Cover Medical Benefits for 9/11-Linked Claim 11/28/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At issue in a town’s dispute with a firefighter over a 9/11-linked workers’ compensation claim is who would be responsible for medical payments, Firehouse...Read More
 
 

Teenager Develops App to Keep Farmworkers Safe in Heat 11/27/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Growing up in a multi-generational family of farmworkers in California’s Central Valley, 17-year-old Faith Florez knows the toll it takes to bring strawberries, almonds and grapes to the table. ...Read More
 
 

Tackle Concussion Symptoms Head-On, Specialist Advises 11/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 527 | 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
 
 

Task Force Releases Draft Opioid Guidelines 11/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nine months after it was formed, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force has issued draft rules that would limit daily dosages for acute pain to a 50 morphine equivalent dose (MED) and would cap initial prescriptions for non-surgical patients at five days. ...Read More
 
 

Tampa Electric Cited After Ammonia Leak That Hospitalized 4 Workers 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tampa Electric Co. and a firm that provides security to the utility have been issued federal safety citations following an ammonia leak that sent four workers to the hospital. ...Read More
 
 

Training Program Covers Billing Rules Challenged as Underground Regulations 11/17/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest online training program launched by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation features an interpretation of billing rules that a Southern California judge could disallow as underground regulations next month. ...Read More
 
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