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Court Overturns Board's Assessment of Lost Wages for Permanently Disabled Worker 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board properly determined that a permanently, partially disabled worker had failed to maintain his attachment to the labor market, but substantial evidence did not support the board’s assessment of his lost wage-earning c...Read More
Commission Revises Forms for Hearings, Attorney Involvement, Notices 05/24/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Maryland's Workers' Compensation Commission has revised several forms to include space for health care providers and their attorneys filing notices or requesting actions.  The new forms, available on the commission ...Read More
Cannoles, Clasing & Hock Merges With Albers Firm 05/23/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Cannoles, Clasing & Hock, a Baltimore County law firm with a concentration in workers’ compensation, is joining the law firm of Ross W. Albers. The merger, announced Tuesday, marks Albers' fourth office in Maryland as well as the addition of workers’ compensation ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award for Clerical Worker With No Job Prospects Due to Severe Depression 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a former clerical worker with a limited employment history, severe psychological issues and no transferrable job skills. ...Read More

Court Orders Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Claim for New/Omitted Condition 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board will have to revisit its resolution of a worker’s claim for a new/omitted medical condition because of a change in law on compensability.  ...Read More

Court Orders Chiropractor to Pay $165,442 for Failed Extortion Lawsuit 05/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Southern California chiropractor was ordered to pay $165,442 in attorney fees and costs for a failed extortion complaint that was thrown out under...Read More

Commission Used Wrong Legal Standard to Assess Timeliness of Claim 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned an award of benefits to a deputy sheriff, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Commission had applied the wrong legal standard to deem his claim timely filed. ...Read More

Court Tosses Denial of Worker's PTD Claim Based on Doctor's Isolated Statement on Employability 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned a decision that denied a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits based on a comment by his treating physician indicating that the doctor believed the worker was incapable of employment. ...Read More

Carl Icahn Voices Opposition to AmTrust Privatization 05/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is protesting AmTrust Financial Services’ proposed privatization, after scooping up more than 9% of the company’s shares since last month. ...Read More
Commission Meets Today to Review Department Reports 05/21/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission will meet today to consider a range of annual reports on the budget, employer compliance, medical bill reviews, claims processing and more. The claims department processed almost 16,500 cases, a drop of 4% from the previous mont...Read More
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