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DWC Posts Order Adopting Changes to Guidelines 03/20/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation updated four chapters of the state’s medical treatment guidelines, and added a new section covering post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder. ...Read More

Owner of Cannabis Delivery Service Sentenced for Lacking Comp Coverage 03/20/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A woman who owns a cannabis delivery service in Northern California was fined $3,500 for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Marijuana's Role in Motor Vehicle Crashes Pondered 03/20/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
While distracted driving including the use of smartphones is increasingly being blamed for motor vehicle accidents, a new report from the Insurance Information Institute looks at the role marijuana legalization might play in car crash trends. ...Read More

KEMI to Refund $5 Million to Schools From Insolvent Self-Insurance Fund 03/20/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 66 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 35 min read
After five years of paying assessments to bail out the insolvent Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, school districts across the state will soon see thousands of dollars in refunds. ...Read More

Worker Failed to Assert Viable Labor Law Claim for Injuries 03/20/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claim for injuries he sustained while performing routine maintenance should have been dismissed as a matter of law. ...Read More

Worker Can't Set Aside Judgment for Dismissal of Claim 03/20/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker could not set aside a judgment dismissing his claim after he agreed to a settlement based on an alleged mutual mistake as to his condition.  ...Read More

Employer Loses Challenge to PTD Award but Gets Liability Reduced 03/20/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 50 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Missouri appellate court last week ruled that an employer failed to present an appropriate challenge to a worker’s award of permanent total disability benefits but could avoid some liability for a portion of the medical expenses. ...Read More

House Confirms One of its Own for Industrial Commission 03/20/2019
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
Rep. Ken Goodman The North Carolina Hous...Read More

No Catastrophic Injury Designation for Former Clerical Worker 03/20/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a clerical worker failed to prove her entitlement to a catastrophic injury designation because of limitations in the use of her dominant hand. ...Read More

Drew Eckl & Farnham Opens Office in Albany 03/20/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 24 | 0
The law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham has expanded its Georgia presence with the addition of two partners and an office in Albany. ...Read More
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