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Naming of Wrong Insurance Carrier Wasn't Valid Basis for Denying Worker's Claim 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s failure to timely file a claim against a specific insurance company is not a valid basis for denial. ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award for Highway Worker's Mental and Physical Injuries 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 446 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a former highway worker for his physical and mental injuries from being struck by a car. ...Read More

Medical Payments Increased 3.1% Each Year From 2012-15, Study Finds 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim increased by an average of 3.1% each year between 2012 and 2015 in Illinois, according to the results of a Workers Compensation R...Read More

Nearly Half in Survey See Big Role for Telemedicine in Comp 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Forty-five percent of respondents in a recent survey said telemedicine is the technology that will have the biggest impact on the workers’ comp industry in the future. ...Read More

Contractor Lands $87K Fine After Worker's Fall From Roof 12/08/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A West Virginia contractor is facing proposed federal penalties of $86,916 after a worker suffered serious injuries from a 19-foot fall from a roof. ...Read More

Second Injury Fund Tax to Rise to 6.75% in 2018 12/08/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An annual assessment that carriers pay to Louisiana’s Second Injury Fund will rise one percentage point in 2018, Louisiana’s workers’ compensation agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More

4 More Arrested in Connection With Family Practice Pill Mill Bust 12/08/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three nurse practitioners and a physician were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with a pill mill bust that has already netted one guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Alabama announced this week. ...Read More

Bill Would Allow State to Investigate, Audit PEOs 12/08/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic senator representing Fort Lauderdale filed a bill Wednesday that would place certain obligations on professional employer organizations (PEOs), also known as employee leasing companies. ...Read More

City Wants Sheriff's Candidate to Repay Comp Benefits 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The City of Mt. Vernon is suing a Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate for misrepresenting a knee injury and receiving $7,043 in worker’s compensation benefits to which he allegedly was not entitled. ...Read More

Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs 12/07/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 938 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California employers will pay more in assessments for subsequent injury claims next year than they have in each of the three years combined, and the reason why isn’t exactly clear. ...Read More
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