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Worker Who Got Raise After Accident Wasn't Entitled to Increase in PPD Benefits 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits in excess of the percentage of his permanent physical impairment, since he was able to return to work and earn more than he had when he was hurt. ...Read More
SCWCC to Hold Meeting Today 12/11/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission will hold its December business meeting this morning.  During November's meeting, SCWCC approved 18 applications to self-insure and went over data indicating how the commission has performed over the past month.  ...Read More

Treatment Provider Gets Additional Payment After Being Shortchanged by FairPay 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of additional payment, attorney fees and penalties to a health care provider on its claim that it had been shortchanged by a carrier based on the recommendation of FairPay, in violation of the FairPay class action settlement agreement. ...Read More

Ex-Cop With PTSD After Pulse Shooting Sues for $1M, Alleging Harassment 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A first responder to the Pulse nightclub shooting who has become a voice for workers' compensation reform in Florida has sued the City of Orlando and its Police Department for $1 million, alleging harassment and intimidation at the hands of his superiors. ...Read More

Attorney Diana Ezrre Robles Joins Tucson's Showard Law Firm 12/11/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation attorney Diana Ezrre Robles has joined Tucson's Showard Law Firm, Inside Tucson ...Read More

WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System 12/11/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold free training sessions throughout December on a new electronic filing system that will become mandatory at the start of the new year. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for Worker's Back Surgery 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not entitled to surgery to address a back condition that pre-dated his compensable injury. ...Read More

Worker May Proceed With Claims for Respiratory Illness 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to proceed with his claim for damages for a respiratory illness against a subcontractor on the project for which he had been working. ...Read More
Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals. The rules, which were noticed in the Sept. 30, 2016, edition of the Florida Administrative Register, failed to receive legislative...Read More

WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation 12/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year. ...Read More
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