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Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Knee Surgery for Worker Injured in Fall 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of authorization for a worker’s knee replacement surgery following an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

WC Commission's Executive Director Resigns 12/14/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kim Bailey, executive director of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, is stepping down for a position with another state agency, the commission announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Worker Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on his injuries from a slip and fall on a wooden ramp. ...Read More

Tom Allen Named VP of CNA's Boston Branch 12/14/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer CNA has appointed Tom Allen vice president of its Boston branch, the company announced Tuesday. ...Read More

WC Carriers Comprise 26% of P/C Insurers Placed Under Court Order in Past 17 Years 12/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Roughly a quarter of 345 property-casualty insurers placed into conservation, rehabilitation or liquidation between 2000 and 2016 have come from the workers’ compensation sector, according to the insurance rating company A.M. Best. ...Read More

Bill Would Open Up Ability to Choose IME Doctor for 2nd Exam to All Workers 12/14/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Hampshire state senators plan to introduce a bill that would allow injured workers to obtain a second independent medical exam from a doctor of their choosing if they’re dissatisfied with the results of the first exam, which is performed by doctor chosen by their employer or its insuran...Read More

Board Updates List of Providers Authorized to Help Injured Workers 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has added 80 medical personnel to its list of providers authorized to treat injured workers, and removed 87 others who had been authorized to render treatment or conduct independent medical examinations. ...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Sentenced for Fraud 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An amateur hockey goalie who claimed he was too injured to work was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $12,110.88 in restitution for workers’ compensation f...Read More
Commission Opens New Headquarters 12/14/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission officially began full operations Wednesday in its new headquarters, the former Media General building at 333 E. Franklin St. in downtown Richmond. The commission is leasing four of the building’s five floors — a total of...Read More

DIR at Odds With Auditor Over Fraud Recommendations 12/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1166 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A report released Tuesday that aims to improve California's workers' compensation fraud-fighting efforts breathes new life into an old idea: Requiring carriers and employers to send explanation-of-benefit forms to applicants so that injured workers may tip investigators if they spot spuri...Read More
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