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Court Upholds Award to Worker Despite Issues With Functional Capacity Evaluations 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentrall
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award to an injured delivery driver despite his failure to timely disclose the results of his latest functional capacity evaluation to his employer, and his prior invalid FCE assessment. ...Read More

Chris Swensen Is P&C Practice Leader at USI 10/05/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
USI Insurance Services, a brokerage and consulting firm, has named Chris Swensen as property and casualty practice leader for its Salt Lake City office. ...Read More

Court-Reporting Firms Selected for All Workers' Compensation Courts 10/05/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Three court-reporting services have been named to staff all courts in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Chief Judge of C...Read More

CAAA Says Revised Formulary Rules Could Allow Abrupt Termination of Prescriptions 10/04/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 865 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is warning that the language of proposed formulary rules could lead to the abrupt termination of drug therapies when they take effect at the start of next year.  ...Read More

Cost Impact of Specialty Drugs Being Increasingly Felt 10/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even as the workers’ comp industry is gaining better control over the costs of compounded medications and opioids, a new concern is emerging: High-priced specialty drugs that account for a small but growing percentage of prescriptions and a greater share of costs. ...Read More

Court Rejects Claim by Worker Allegedly Injured by Catching Buckets 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim for an alleged injury from injury catching buckets of epoxy dropped by coworkers over the course of several weeks. ...Read More

Court Upholds Closure of Worker's Claim for Further Treatment After Alleged Traction Mishap 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the closure of a worker’s claim for a back injury, finding the record supported an administrative law judge’s finding that the worker lacked credibility and had no further need for treatment. ...Read More

Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Misclassification Scheme 10/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of an Ocean City electronics recycling company was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, and his company was fined $100,000, for defrauding an insurer out of nearly $600,000 in workers’ compensation coverage by lying about the kind of work his employees performed. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Effort to Limit Prior Attorneys to Fee Based on $1 Settlement 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s effort to limit his three prior attorneys to a fee of 20 cents, since he had settled his comp claim for $1. ...Read More

Court Dismisses Correctional Officer's Appeal 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a corrections officer could not appeal from the partial dismissal of her civil action seeking damages for a neck injury that she allegedly sustained during impromptu safety training. ...Read More
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