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Correctional Officer Pleads No Contest to Comp Fraud 01/08/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California correctional officer accused of filing a workers' compensation claim for a softball injury pleaded no contest to fraud charges, a...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes 5-Year Cap on TD Duration 01/08/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 1470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Washington would join 23 other states that have implemented hard caps on the amount of time an injured worker can collect temporary disability benefits under a pair of bills filed in advance of the 2016 legislative session. ...Read More

AIG Investment in Wearable Device Maker Signals Move Toward Technology 01/08/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1026 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The announcement this week that a major insurance company is investing in a developer of safety technology is the latest sign that devices such as wearable sensors, drones and virtual reality goggles may soon be playing a greater role in workplace safety. ...Read More

Reformers to Try Again with Narrower Guideline, Formulary Bill 01/08/2016
State: NE | Segment: Top | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Nebraska lawmakers likely will introduce a drug formulary bill within the next two weeks after supporters scrapped a proposal for a much broader medical treatment guideline plan that was introduced last year. ...Read More

Law Didn't Fully Eliminate Carrier's Subrogation Right in Malpractice Suits 01/08/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 3791 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday that the passage of a malpractice reform bill did not eliminate the ability of an employer to assert a subrogation lien against a claimant's recovery in a malpractice suit for future medical and wage-loss benefits. ...Read More
Insurance Division Sets Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike 01/08/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Massachusetts Insurance Division has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 29 to consider a proposed 6.4% average increase in workers' compensation rates, which would take effect July 1. The Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau recommended the rate hike in December. As an...Read More

Court Says Worker Is PTD, but Not Entitled to Payment for Spinal Cord Stimulator 01/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker was permanently and totally disabled by a back injury, but that her employer was not liable for the cost of a spinal cord stimulator she had implanted in an attempt to control her back pain. ...Read More

Worker Struck by Falling Concrete Chunk Prevails on Labor Law Claim 01/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1666 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for his injuries from being struck by a piece of falling concrete. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Grinder Injury 01/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1891 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker's Labor Law claim based on a hand injury, finding his employer's alleged violation of a regulation governing "safety devices" was a sufficient predicate for his cause of action. ...Read More

Missouri Employers Mutual to Update its Software with Patriot Technology Product 01/08/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Missouri Employers Mutual, Missouri's largest provider of workers' compensation insurance, has signed an agreement to modernize its technology systems with a software suite from Patriot Technology Solutions. ...Read More
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