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Court Revives Suit Worker Let Lapse While Out of Country, Caring for Wife 01/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker's personal injury suit, which had languished while he had been out of the country caring for his ailing wife, saying he had no deadline by which he had to have the matter restored to the trial court calendar and dismissal wasn't warranted as a d...Read More

Worker Waited Too Long to Assert Claim for Alleged Causally-Related Injury 01/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a church employee's claim for a neck injury he attributed to a fall from a ladder more than two years prior was time-barred. ...Read More

Claimants' Attorney Switches Sides in Chicago 01/05/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 549 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The defense firm of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates started off the new year with a new attorney in its Chicago office.  ...Read More

CAAA Taking Second Swing at Constitutional Challenge to IMR 01/04/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2968 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Just as 2015 drew to a close, the California Applicants' Attorneys Association threw its weight behind a second effort to get the state's independent medical review process to be declared unconstitutional. ...Read More

4th DCA Denies Review of Apportionment Dispute 01/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's 4th District Court of Appeal will not be reviewing a decision by the Workers Compensation Appeal Board which credited the opinion of a worker's treating physician over the opinion of the qualified medical evaluator in declining to apportion liability for the worker's shou...Read More

Medical Marijuana Ruling May Impact Workers' Comp 01/04/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 2344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A decision last month by Minnesota's health commissioner to include intractable pain as a condition that can be treated with medical marijuana opened a door for claimants' attorneys to argue that workers' compensation insurers should reimburse their clients for pot. ...Read More

After Failures, a Possible Path to a Fee Schedule is Found 01/04/2016
State: VA | Segment: Top | 587 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Virginia state lawmakers will consider adopting a unique medical fee schedule, with no link to Medicare and prices largely based on current rates within geographical zones, if a working draft of a bill circulating in the state is introduced to the General Assembly. ...Read More
Work Comp Profits Slipped in 2014 as Premium Grew 01/04/2016
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 2199 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurers earned average profits of 5.7% on the workers' compensation line in 2014, down from 7.1% in 2013 even though premiums grew, according to a report released on New Year's Eve by the National As...Read More

Worker Lacked Standing to Challenge Constitutionality of Impairment Benefit Statute 01/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal rejected a worker's challenge to the constitutionality of Florida's statutory payment scheme for impairment income benefits. ...Read More

State Adopts New Ambulatory Surgery Fee Schedule 01/04/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted a new ambulatory surgery fee schedule, saying the move was necessary in part because of an update to the disease classification system used by the federal government. ...Read More
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