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Trial Judge Improperly Overturned Denial of Authorization for Surgery 09/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court judge improperly overturned a denial of a worker’s request for authorization for surgery, as there was sufficient competent evidence to support the rulings of the administrative law judge and the State Board of Workers' Compensation....Read More

Taxi Co. Owner Indicted for Alleged Failure to Carry Comp Insurance 09/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Rockland County grand jury has indicted a taxi company owner on charges of failing to secure workers' compensation insurance, Mid-Hudson News Network reports. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Implements Guidewire Products 09/08/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has adopted several products from Guidewire Software to help run its underwriting, policy administration, client data, product content, billing and enterprise data operations. ...Read More

Terms of Settlement Obligated Employer to Pay for Treatment of Condition it Never Accepted 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 349 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer that agreed to settle a worker’s claim was liable for payment for treatment for a condition it never accepted as compensable, but which was causally related to the worker’s accident. ...Read More

Two Doctors Lose Their Treating Privileges 09/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked Dr. Jadan Hayel Abbassi’s authorization to treat injured workers after a New Jersey medical board accused him of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient. ...Read More

Three New Arbitrators Appointed; Five Others Reappointed 09/05/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Gov. Bruce Rauner has reappointed arbitrators Anthony C. Erbacci, Steven J. Fruth, David A. Kane, Michael K. Nowak and Ketki Shroff Steffen to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Today Is Deadline for Conference Early Registration 09/01/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Early registration will close today for the 4th Annual Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, set for Oct. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman. ...Read More

Trauma Centers Designated by Region 08/29/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Department of Public Health has revised its trauma center designations effective Aug. 22. Rockford Health System and OSF St. Anthony Me...Read More

Three Comp Bills Up for Final Vote in Assembly 08/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1068 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three workers’ compensation bills addressing employee exemptions from mandatory comp coverage, the rights of the California Insurance Guarantee Association to purchase reinsurance, and State Compensation Insurance Fund’s executive hiring powers and the constitution of its board of dir...Read More

Three Court Reporter Services Selected Through Sept. 8 08/25/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 574 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Chief Judge of Compensation Russell Wojtenko has notified stakeholders that the Division of Workers’ Compensation will use three court reporter services through Sept. 8....Read More
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