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Corey Grove Named SVP at Beta Healthcare Group 02/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Beta Healthcare Group has named Corey Grove senior vice president of insurance operations. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Employer's Burden of Proof for Denying 'Combined Condition' Claims 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an employer can terminate payment of benefits for a condition caused by a combination of an industrial injury and a pre-existing condition once the injury ceases to be the major contributing cause of disability. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Worker's Unwitnessed Fall 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 46 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for his alleged fall, which he did not report for more than a month. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Trucker 02/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a truck driver was entitled for benefits for injuries to his neck and back from an incident in which he had to slam on the brakes after he was cut off by another motorist, even though his truck’s computer did not record the incident. ...Read More

Committee Approves Bill Limiting Social Security Offset 02/20/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Washington state Senate committee passed a bill proposing to eliminate the offset for injured workers who had applied or were already receiving Social Security retirement benefits before the date of their injury. ...Read More

Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation 02/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1554 | 8 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Workers' comp professionals have started staking out positions for the possibility that California lawmakers will try to rein in cumulative trauma claims this year. ...Read More

Committee Gives Nod to PEO Registration Bill 02/16/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Missouri bill that would require professional employer organizations to register with the Department of Insurance was approved 11-1 in the House General Laws Committee Tuesday. ...Read More

Court Upholds WCAB Decision Tossing Fee Award for Unreasonable Contest by Carrier 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board overturning an award of attorney fees to an injured worker, finding that her employer’s comp carrier had not acted unreasonably in seeking a termination of her benefits. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim Against Property Owner 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker should have been allowed to continue with his Labor Law claims against a pair of property owners, and that the owners should have been allowed to maintain their claims for contractual indemnification against two subcontract...Read More

Chris Brigham Offering Webinar on Improving IME Reports 02/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Dr. Christopher Brigham will host a free webinar on improving the quality of independent medical reports Feb. 21 in an event co-hosted by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators. ...Read More
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