Workers' Compensation News
Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable?
By: Gary L. Wickert
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There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...
Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues
By: Gary L. Wickert
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It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.”
Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic
By: Robert Weinmann
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The mechanism of opioid action is through a receptor mechanism that we all have, namely, mu, delta and kappa receptors.
Wickert: State Fights Workers' Compensation Subrogation Obstacles
By: Gary Wickert
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Plaintiff-friendly judges and legislators in various states have gained strength and influence over the last twenty years, resulting in statutes and court decisions inimical to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of workers’ compensation carriers. North Dakota is fighting back.
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OH - 2 Plead Guilty to Working While Receiving Benefits
A carpenter convicted of workers' compensation fraud for working while collecting benefits must reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation more than $23,000, the BWC announced Friday.
Ernest Shawn Baker
(Ohio BWC photo)
Ernest Shawn Baker, 45, of Pomeroy, must serve five years of probation as well. He pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to a fifth-degree felony count of workers' compensation fraud.
Jim Wernecke, the director of BWC's special investigations department, said Baker went back to work as a carpenter soon after his injury in 2014.
Another Ohio man .
FL - Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation
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State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFLA-News Channel 8 reported.
Patronis told the station he supports measures that would award lost wages to first responders who develop mental injuries without accompanying physical ailments, commonly called “mental-mental” claims.
Current state law covers only medical benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder without physical injury.
“It’s a change that shows that we care most about.
OR - WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation
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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.
Monthly benefit amounts are unchanged for surviving children receiving payments at a rate of 25% of the AWW, or for surviving children and dependents with no surviving parent who are completing secondary education or obtaining a general education development certificate.
Any benefits currently being paid at the rate of 10%, however, must be increased to 25% at the start of t.
NM - WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System
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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.
Effective Jan. 1, all represented parties will be required to use the Electronic Adjudication Management System, or EAMS, to file court documents in all workers’ compensation cases. Workers and employers who are unrepresented will not have to use the electronic filing system, but are encouraged to do so, the WCA said.
The WCA said it will hold training sessions for EAMS on the following .
AZ - Attorney Diana Ezrre Robles Joins Tucson's Showard Law Firm
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Personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation attorney Diana Ezrre Robles has joined Tucson's Showard Law Firm, Inside Tucson Business reports.
Diana Ezrre Robles
Ezrre Robles was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1997 after graduating from the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. She has practiced in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and workers' compensation for most of her career.
Prior to joining Showard Law Firm, Ezrre Robles worked at Snow, Carpio & Weekley PLC in Tucson. She recently.
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Jury Trial in $20 Million Kickback Case Enters Week Two
CA - DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud
CA - Employer Assessments Increasing by 56.1% as Lien Fee Revenues Drop
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
NATL. - Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance
NY - DOL Denies Workers' Comp to Ground Zero OSHA Inspector With Lung Disease
CA - DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union
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