KY - Bill Would Remove Controversial Pulmonologist Requirement From WC Law
A Democrat and a Republican lawmaker have teamed up to try to repeal one of the most contentious sections of the Kentucky workers' compensation reform law that passed last spring.
Rep. Robert Goforth
State Rep. Angie Hatton, D-Whitesburg, and Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, have pre-filed BR 163, which would eliminate the requir...
TX - Health Aide Must Repay Texas Mutual for Double-Dipping
A home health aide must repay Texas Mutual Insurance Co. $7,000 and complete 160 community service hours after pleading guilty to collecting workers' compensation benefits while continuing to work.
Carolina Villanueva, of New Braunfels, Texas, reported that she was unable to work after an injury in Kerrville and began collecting...
TN - Clerk Offering Training on TNComp in December
The Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims will offer training on use of the court’s electronic case management system at three locations in December, the court said on its From the Bench blog.
Court Clerk Penny Shrum will train lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants on how to upload documents to TNComp, ...
NY - Truck Driver Pays $21K Restitution for Double-Dipping
An upstate New York man paid $20,887 in restitution after he was caught working as a driver for a trucking company while collecting workers’ compensation benefits.
Charles Brownell, 47, of Fort Plain, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in the fifth degree, the New York Inspector General’s Office said.
Brownell began collecti...