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Commission Abused Discretion in Resetting Start Date for PTD Award 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission abused its discretion in adjusting the start date for a worker’s permanent total disability award based upon the report of a physician, which the commission had not relied upon to find the worker permanently and totally disab...Read More

Correctional Officer Accused of Forging Documents to Take Time Off for Work Injury 11/27/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York authorities arrested a state correctional officer on Friday on charges that he submitted dozens of forged medical records so that he could avoid working but receive full pay, the state Inspector General’s Office said. ...Read More

Credibility Argument Persuades Jury to Exclude Future Medical From 3rd-Party Award 11/22/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 862 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Despite a successful third-party lawsuit, a workers’ compensation carrier must still pay to treat an injured forklift operator because the suit’s damages did not include an award for future medical benefits. ...Read More

Court Rules Against Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Fee Schedule Case 11/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1072 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that ambulatory surgery centers are not separate and legally distinct from hospitals, overturning a Wake County Superior Court decision that invalidated a new Medicare-based fee schedule for ASCs. ...Read More

Construction Company to Repay State Agencies Deprived by Work Comp Misrepresentations 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Brooklyn construction company has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing $700,000 from workers by failing to pay the prevailing wage on public works projects, the borough’s acting district attorney ...Read More

Court Finds Worker's Accident Was Not Result of Willful Safety Violation by Employer 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to an enhanced award of disability compensation because his injury did not result from a willful safety violation by his employer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Award for Neck Injury, Rejects Claims of Causally Related Injuries 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had established compensability of a neck injury, but it rejected his claims of causally related injuries to his arm and shoulder. ...Read More

Court Upholds Finding of Further Disability for Worker With PTSD 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder had a further causally related disability from an armed robbery. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Alleged Respiratory Injury 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 853 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker who claimed she developed asthma after being exposed to aromatherapy fumes at her workplace. ...Read More

Contractor's Performance of Odd Jobs Didn't Prove Change in Condition 11/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 405 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier failed to prove that a former electrical contractor was no longer totally disabled, as his performance of odd jobs without pay did not establish his ability to be gainfully employed. ...Read More
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