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Workers' Compensation News


ALJ Erred in Rejecting Testimony of Worker's Medical Expert 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered an administrative law judge to revisit the evidence in a worker’s claim for benefits based on a cumulative trauma injury, since the record established that the judge erred in rejecting the opinion of the worker’s medical expert. ...Read More

AIG Hires Ed Dandridge as Head of Marketing 03/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
American International Group has named Ed Dandridge head of marketing and communications for its general insurance segment, effective April 16. ...Read More

Appeals Board En Banc Clarifies Deadline for Pre-2017 Lien Declarations 03/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1090 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Because the deadline California lawmakers set for filing lien declarations fell on a Saturday, lien holders had until the close of business on the following Monday to submit the documents to preserve their claims, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board said in a ...Read More

Attention Turns to Cost Savings as Telemedicine Gains Momentum 03/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Occupational medicine provider Concentra has had hundreds of visits with injured workers via telemedicine since launching its telemedicine program in California last year and is now expanding the service to Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico. ...Read More
Appalachian Underwriters Hires Lili Saunders in Sanford 03/23/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 5 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has added workers’ compensation underwriter Lilyana “Lili” Saunders to the company’s office in Sanford, Florida. Saunders will be writing small workers’ comp accounts and building relationships with agents. Saunders has b...Read More

Annual Report Highlights New Fee Schedules 03/22/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Last year was a good one for Delaware workers' compensation case management, according to an annual report for the sta...Read More

AmTrust Reports $415M Loss for 2017, Meets Extended Filing Deadline 03/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1851 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
AmTrust Financial Services reported a net loss of $415 million for 2017, a reversal from a net income attributable to common stockholders of $363 million in 2016 and $419 million in 2015. ...Read More

Applicant Accused of Exaggerating Symptoms 03/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1698 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A Southern California food service worker was arrested last week on charges that she exaggerated the extent of her injuries in order to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. ...Read More

Auto Parts Maker to Pay $1 Million in Safety Settlement 03/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
Auto parts manufacturer Sunfield Inc. has agreed to a settlement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that includes a $1 million penalty. ...Read More

Advisory Committee Bill Would Tap Retired Judges for Appeals 03/16/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Legislation proposed by Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory council would allow the appointment of retired judges to hear workers' comp appeals if there aren’t enough sitting appellate court judges.  ...Read More
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