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Court Upholds Award for Retail Clerk's PTSD after Armed Robbery 02/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits for a store clerk's mental injury after he was victimized in an armed robbery. ...Read More

No Penalties for Employer's Delay in Restoring Worker's Sick Leave Credits 02/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer's failure to promptly restore a worker's sick leave after a compensable injury caused her to miss time from work was not a failure to timely pay "compensation" for purposes of the Workers' Compensation Law, a New York appellate court ruled. ...Read More
New Bill Would Limit Employer's Liability for Permanent Total Disability Payments 02/12/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill introduced this month to the Alabama Legislature would limit employers’ liability for benefits to injured workers. ...Read More

Chicago Alderman Rebuff Oversight Move for City's Workers' Compensation Program 02/12/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1945 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Chicago’s City Council on Wednesday voted to allow the city’s inspector general to investigate the city aldermen and their employees, but bar him from exerting oversight over the city’s $100 million-a-year workers' compensation program, ...Read More

Bill Allowing Concurrent Wages in Calculation of Disability Benefits Moves to Senate 02/12/2016
State: SD | Segment: WEST | 447 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The South Dakota State Senate Commerce and Energy Committee has unanimously passed legislation that would adopt a 2015 State Supreme Court decision that requires employers to pay disability benefits to injured workers based on all of the jobs they held at the time of their injury. ...Read More

2nd DCA to Review Laches Defense to Claim for Worker in Vegetative State 02/11/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2046 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California 2nd District Court of Appeals will weigh in on an insurance carrier's argument that the doctrine of laches should foreclose it from liability for a claim filed on behalf of a worker who is in a vegetative state after a fall from the roof of his family-owned business, seven year...Read More
DWC Accepting Applications for March 17 QME Exam 02/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 956 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers' Compensation is now accepting applications for the qualified medical evaluator examination scheduled for April 16. The deadline for filing exam applications is March 17, the DWC said in an announcement. Physicians who wish to take the exam must subm...Read More
DWC Says Claims Administrators Should Expect More UR Audits This Year 02/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation said Wednesday it will be stepping up audits of utilization review practices this year in response to complaints. The announcement comes only a few weeks after the DWC released scores for audits of UR organizations audited in 2015, show...Read More
Care Home Owner Convicted of Fraud Arrested on Probation Violation 02/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florinda Tambao spent two months in jail last year after she was convicted of grand theft, tax fraud and failure to carry workers' compensation insurance.  On Monday, she was arrested by investigators for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office for allegedly violat...Read More

Bill Proposing Monopolistic State Fund Clears First Committee 02/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 1359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rep. Mark Nakashima said he would like the insurance industry to work with him on finding ways to improve Hawaii's workers' compensation system, but his proposal to drive private carriers off the islands and create a monopolistic state fund is not just political posturing. ...Read More
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