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Workers' Compensation News


Convicted Docs Serving Time at Lompoc 07/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Dr. Philip Sobol started serving his 21-month sentence for his role in the spinal surgery kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, court records show. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Invoke Finding From Vacated Decision to Support Declaratory Judgment 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission finding that an insurance carrier was entitled to end payment of benefits to an injured worker could not support a declaratory judgment. ...Read More

Catastrophes Erode Travelers' Profit in Q2 07/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Travelers Cos. on Thursday reported net income of $524 million for the second quarter, a 12% drop, from $595 million, in the prior-year quarter....Read More
Continuing Education Credits Available at Educational Conference 07/20/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 38 | 0
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section announced that people can earn continuing education credits by attending its annual educational conference next month. Continuing education credits available during the eighth annual Nevada Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference i...Read More

Cordant Takes Over Drug Testing Role 07/20/2018
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 37 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 5 min read
The North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance Department has partnered with Cordant Health Solutions to help coordinate medication monitoring for injured workers on chronic opioid therapy, as required by department rules. ...Read More

Court Overturns Assessment of Penalties on Employer for Contesting Worker's Claim 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an employer could not be penalized for contesting a worker’s claim after having entered into supplemental agreements on the amount of benefits due. ...Read More

Claimant Faces Larceny Charge of Underreporting Wages 07/20/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Upstate New York claimant was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding a workers’ compensation carrier out of $4,000 in benefits, the state Inspector General’s Office said. ...Read More

Class Action Charges Vast Conspiracy by Insurers to Shirk Interest on Medical Bills 07/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
In the long war between Illinois physicians and insurers, a federal judge has opened a new trench by refusing to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that alleges workers' compensation carriers have engaged in a vast conspiracy to delay medical reimbursements and avoid interest on late payment...Read More

Court Publishes Ruling Limiting Public Employer's Ability to Assert Subrogation Claims 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 734 min read
The Commonwealth Court this week ordered publication of its prior decision that held that a self-insured municipality’s decision to pay medical benefits to an injured police officer from its workers’ compensation fund did not entitle the municipality to a subrogation lien against...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Worker for Knee, Back Injuries 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a knee injury and for a back injury that was caused by a fall when his knee unexpectedly gave way. ...Read More
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