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Calif. 5th Backs Nonapportioned Knee, Back Award 11/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 778 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board was not bound to follow a doctor's "prior, inconsistent" opinion that attributed 50% of a Fresno teacher's back and knee injuries to a nonindustrial cause, the California 5th District Court of Appeal ruled. The WCAB was not obligated to follow the...Read More
CRM Holdings Completes Majestic Purchase 11/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 496 | 0
CRM Holdings announced Tuesday that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals from officials in California and New York and completed the purchase of Embarcadero Insurance Holdings, the parent of Majestic Insurance Co. Embarcadero is a privately held California corporation with h...Read More
Commission Posts Rehab Services Information Online 11/15/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 157 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted two workers' compensation rehabilitation services information resources for employees and employers online. The "Workers' Rehabilitation Services Client Handbook" and the "Workers' Rehabilitation On-the-Job Training Employer Informat...Read More
Calif. 5th Rejects Awareness-Starts-Clock Argument 11/14/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant's awareness that his stress symptoms were work related for more than a year before filing a claim was insufficient to begin the statute of limitations period, the California 5th District Court of Appeal ruled in an opinion not certified for publication in official reports. Mar...Read More
Court Refuses to Derail Class Action Against BWC 11/13/2006
State: OH | Segment: Top | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appeals court refused to toss out a class-action lawsuit that charges the Bureau of Workers' Compensation misled disability recipients about the value of their settlements. The main allegation is that the bureau misled hundreds of permanent total disability recipients by persuading...Read More
Commission Tried to 'Have it Both Ways' 11/13/2006
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 100 | 0
The Ohio Industrial Commission abused its discretion when it rejected a neurologist's opinion about maximum medical improvement and later accepted the same opinion in denying the claimant on another issue, the state's high court decided. The neurologist treating Paul Crocker stated that...Read More
CWCI Releases Employers Guide to Work Comp 11/10/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
The California Workers' Compensation Institute announced Thursday the publication of a new "Employers' Guide to California Workers' Compensation." The 20-page booklet gives employers simple, easy-to-understand information of workers' comp coverage and benefits, and reviews key issues the...Read More
Commission Revises, Corrects 2007 Calendars 11/10/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 70 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission issued revised versions to the 2007 commission and arbitration calendars that were originally issued on Oct. 30. The commission reported the corrections involve a missing Belleville date which was added on Feb. 22, an incorrect Springfield dat...Read More
Construction Worker Charged with Double Dipping 11/10/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 69 | 0
A New York state construction worker has been charged with insurance fraud after he was caught doing masonry work while collecting workers' compensation benefits for an industrial injury, the New York State Insurance Fund announced Thursday. The Suffolk County Insurance Crime Bureau on M...Read More
Commission Publishes Weekly Benefit Tables 11/10/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 186 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission published weekly benefit tables for determining workers' compensation benefits for workers injured between Oct. 1, 2006 and Sept. 30, 2007. The maximum weekly compensation benefit of $1,038 is based on the state's average weekly wage of $1,...Read More
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