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Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Fees for Reversed Denials

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 133 | 0 | 749 min read

The Utah Industrial Commission is now authorized to award add-on fees of up to $35,000 if an injured worker hires an attorney and successfully challenges a carrier’s unconditional denial of a medical claim. Senate Bill 76 authorizing the fee took effect on Monday when Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law. The measure, by Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, allows the Industrial Commission to award additional payments to injured workers who hire an attorney after a medical claim is denied. If the carrier’s denial is overturned following proceedings before the Industria...

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