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ALJ's Don't Need to Rank Causes of Firefighter's Cancer in Determining Compensability 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 433 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative law judge does not have to rank risk factors in the course of determining whether an employer rebutted the statutory presumption that a firefighter’s cancer was caused by his employment. ...Read More
 
 

Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Employer 07/05/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance has admitted that she defrauded her employer out of approximately $4,000 by submitting false information in support of insurance claims. ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Request Rehearing on Constitutionality of Statutory Mandate to Use AMA Guides 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A group of Oklahoma claimants’ attorneys are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding the constitutionality of a statutory requirement for the use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to det...Read More
 
 
Assessment Rate Drops for Fourth Straight Year 06/29/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Beginning Sunday, the assessment rate for employers in Massachusetts will drop for the fourth straight year, the state Department of Industrial Accidents ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys Should Send Representation Notices Electronically, Commission Says 06/28/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission is encouraging attorneys to file their notices of representation electronically to save time and money. ...Read More
 
 

Ametros CEO to Discuss Creative Settlements at CCWC Conference 06/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 761 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 152 min read
Marques Torbert, chief executive officer for Ametros, will participate in a panel discussion about creative settlement techniques during the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation’s annual Conference, Legislative and Educational Forum next month. ...Read More
 
 

ALJ Files Suit After Lawmakers Cut Funding for His Position 06/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Call it the administrative law judge who would not go away. ...Read More
 
 

Alleged Fall Hazards Prompt $149K Fine for Roofing Company 06/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A roofing company based in Sarasota, Florida, is facing $149,662 in proposed fines for allegedly exposing employees to fall and other hazards. Cro...Read More
 
 

Airport Worker Collected $5,500 a Month in Injury Benefits While Doing Labor 06/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Tampa-area man was sentenced to restitution and six months of home detention after pleading guilty to working while collecting federal workers' compensation benefits and lying about it. ...Read More
 
 

Amended Bill Would Allow All Employers to Pay Benefits by Debit Card 06/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
All California employers would be allowed to pay temporary disability benefits by debit card, under a recently amended bill. Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramen...Read More
 
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