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Workers' Compensation News


Construction Worker Misclassification Act Didn't Cover Man Remodeling Restaurant 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a worker who was rendered paraplegic while remodeling his sister-in-law’s restaurant was not eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Compensability for ED-Stricken Man's Heart Surgery 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that the compensation court applied the wrong standard to determine whether an employer was liable for the cost of a worker’s coronary bypass procedure to prepare him for the implantation of a penile prosthesis. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Availability of SLU and PPD Awards for Workers With Multiple Injuries 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured taxi driver cannot receive a schedule loss of use award and nonschedule award for the impairments caused in a single work-related accident, but he can receive an SLU award even if he is assigned nonschedule classifications. ...Read More

County Argues Inmates Are Entitled to Comp 06/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Attorneys for Fresno County, California, are arguing that a group of inmates who were injured while assigned to a work detail should receive workers’ compensation benefits, and the media should be barred from covering any hearings related to the claims. ...Read More

CCMSI Contract Under Scrutiny in Wake of Bribery Trial Revelations 06/27/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
After a trial this month that exposed the inner workings of a bribery scandal involving state contracts, Kentucky officials are raising concerns about a workers' compensation claims management firm. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Constitutional Challenge to Rule on Medical Exams but Grants Reversal 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals last week rejected a constitutional challenge to a Labor Commission rule requiring workers to submit to medical examinations with a doctor selected by their employers. ...Read More

Court Tosses $935,000 Malpractice Verdict for Worker's Widow 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court set aside a jury’s award of $935,000 in damages to a worker’s widow on her claim of malpractice against the attorney who had represented her late husband in a personal injury action. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgments in Labor Law Action by Worker Injured Installing Sign 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries received while installing a sign at a retail property. ...Read More

Chiropractor Sentenced to Three Years for Role in Fraud Ring 06/26/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New Jersey chiropractor was sentenced to three years in prison for playing a leading role in a medical fraud ring that bilked insurance carriers out of almost $4 million. ...Read More

Cleaning Co. Owners Convicted of Premium Fraud Ordered to Pay $124,602 06/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The owners of a Northern California cleaning company convicted on multiple counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud and tax evasion were ordered to pay $124,602 in restitution, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More
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