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Many Liens Dismissed July 1 Held by Convicted or Indicted Providers 09/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2481 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A big chunk of the 292,000 liens, with a combined value of $2.7 billion, that were dismissed by the California Division of Workers' Compensation in July were held by indicted or convicted medical providers, records show. ...Read More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer Opens New Office in Orange 09/01/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer announced the opening of a new California branch office in Orange that it says will have easy access to state and federal courts in Los Angeles, San Diego and the Central Valley. ...Read More

Mastermind Behind Bribery Scheme to Be Sentenced on Sept. 5 09/01/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Boonton Township man who pleaded guilty to masterminding a massive doctor-bribery scheme will be sentenced to prison on Sept. 5. ...Read More

MedRisk: Shoulder Pain Is Common, Complex Condition 08/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Making sure physical job demands are matched to worker size and fitness, rotating schedules and altering break schedules are a few approaches that may help reduce the incidence of workplace shoulder injuries, according to MedRisk. ...Read More

Maximum and Minimum Indemnity Benefits to Increase 1.6% 08/31/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Workers’ Claims has announced that the maximum in weekly indemnity benefits for 2018 will be $848.41, and the minimum $169.67. T...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $110K After Chemical Exposure Incident, Face-Smashing Injury 08/29/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer faces $110,458 in federal penalties after one employee was exposed to elevated levels of a toxic chemical and another was hit by a piece of machinery that shattered his jaw.  ...Read More

Maximum Employer Reimbursement for Medical-Only Claims Remains at $2K 08/25/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers may continue to pay up to $2,000 per claim in medical costs to avoid losses that otherwise would impact their experience modifications, under an updated Bulletin 345 issued Thursday. ...Read More

Maritime Contractor Wasn't Entitled to Reformation of Contract With Subcontractor 08/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a maritime contractor was not entitled to reformation of its contract with a subcontractor to add language requiring the subcontractor to hold it harmless for an injury to one of the subcontractor’s employees. ...Read More

Mediator Sues Judge for Alleged Wrongful Termination 08/23/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former mediator for Portage County Common Pleas Court has filed a pro se lawsuit against a judge he claims wrongfully fired him for writing a letter to the editor, More

Man Admits to Not Having Comp for Company He Ran While Claiming Disability 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York man on Wednesday admitted that he did not have workers’ compensation coverage for those he employed at a company he operated while collecting workers’ compensation benefits himself, according to a report by ...Read More
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