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Court Upholds Award for Employee of Uninsured Subcontractor 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a construction worker was an employee of a subcontractor lacking insurance coverage. ...Read More

Court Upholds Board's Evaluation of Evidence to Determine Schedule Loss of Use 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld an award to a worker based on a schedule loss of use that differed from the rating he had been assigned by his treating doctor and his independent medical examiner. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award to 'Spokesmodel' Who Fell While on Bathroom Break 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a skin care “spokesmodel” for his injuries in a fall that happened while on a bathroom break. ...Read More

National Interstate Offers Captive Program for Towing and Recovery 01/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal
National Interstate Insurance Co., a specialty transportation insurer, has launched a rental captive program for the towing and recovery industry called TowCap Premier. ...Read More

Judge Finds Corruption Caused Suicide, Awards Death Benefits 01/16/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission ordered the state Department of Marine Resources to pay death benefits to the widower of a former executive assistant to the department’s director, who committed suicide as a scandal unfolded that led to the conviction of her boss ...Read More

Bills Would Amend Several Provisions of Workers' Comp Law 01/16/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rep. Bruce DeGroot, R-Chesterfield, has introduced legislation that would amend and repeal several provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law. ...Read More

Bureau Notifies Stakeholders of Online Requirements 01/16/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says in a notice to all insurers that upon acceptance of their medical fee review applications, emails will be sent to the health...Read More

Fees for Temporary Nursing Services to Increase by $2 Million 01/16/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to the regulation on temporary nursing services would raise the maximum rate for services by $2.05 million, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services says. ...Read More
Drobot To Start Serving 63-Month Prison Sentence in June 01/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michael D. Drobot will serve five years, three months in prison for overseeing a $500 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme for 15 years, under a sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton on Friday. The judge said Drobot, 73, of Corona Del Mar, “intr...Read More

1st DCA Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Confidentiality Requirement for IMRs 01/15/2018
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday ruled that injured workers do not have a due process right to know the identifies of the medical professionals performing their independent medical reviews. ...Read More
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