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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Posts Adjustments to Physician, Practitioner Services Section of OMFS 12/13/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to relevant 2020 changes in the Medicare payment system. ...Read More

Insurers Utilizing AI Through Messaging, Virtual Assistants, Photo Recognition 12/13/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Insurers hoping to tap into the vast new world of artificial intelligence for claims, customer service and underwriting should not try to build a new app from scratch. ...Read More

Parties Don't Need to Address Labor Market Attachment 12/13/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the parties to a workers’ compensation dispute did not need to develop the record on whether the worker had maintained an attachment to the labor market when there had not yet been a determination that she was permanently partially disabled. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim, Property Owner Gets Indemnification 12/13/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an electrician was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim and that the property owner was entitled to summary judgment on its indemnification claim against its lessee. ...Read More

WCB Names New Managing Attorney 12/13/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 145 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board named Jim Moller as its managing attorney. ...Read More

Panel Orders Reinstatement of PPD Award to Delivery Driver 12/13/2019
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board erred in overturning a permanent partial disability benefits award for a delivery driver’s neck injury. ...Read More

Worker Convicted of Fraud Ordered to Pay TMIC $16,727 12/13/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
A man convicted of fraud for working while receiving benefits was ordered to pay $16,727 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the carrier announced. ...Read More

Bardavon Health Innovations Names Dorothy Riviere Chief Clinical Officer 12/13/2019
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Data analytics firm Bardavon Health Innovations in Overland Park, Kansas, promoted Dorothy Riviere to the newly created position of chief clinical officer. ...Read More

Employer Not Entitled to Offset for Benefits to Police Officer 12/13/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a municipal employer was not entitled to an offset of the permanent total disability benefits owed to a police officer with post-traumatic stress disorder, since it had not overpaid compensation. ...Read More

BWC Cites Cincinnati for 12 Violations After Worker Electrocuted 12/13/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The City of Cincinnati violated 12 safety standards in June when an employee was electrocuted while installing a surveillance camera near electrical lines, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation said in a preliminary ...Read More
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