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CWCI Argues That Exclusivity Bars RICO Complaint Against Administrators 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Exclusivity bars a civil racketeering complaint filed by a group of first responders accusing two cities and their third-party administrators of conspiring to delay and deny claims, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said in an ...Read More

CRB Erred in Declining to Award Benefits for Security Guard's Knee Injury 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals overturned a decision of the Compensation Review Board providing a security guard with a 0% permanent partial disability rating for a knee injury that had left him unable to stand for prolonged periods of time, run or ride a bicycle. ...Read More

Contractor to Pay Restitution for Failure to Provide Coverage 06/21/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Upstate New York contractor was ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution and fines for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance during a siding and roof repair project in Aurelius, the online edition of ...Read More
Church Mutual Appoints Assistant VP for Risk Control 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
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Carrier That Paid More Than 104 Weeks of TTD Can't Claim Overpayment 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier that paid an injured worker temporary total disability benefits in excess of the state’s 104-week cap could not later reclaim the payments. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for FedEx Driver With No Evidence of Acute Injury 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent impairment benefits and wage-loss disability benefits for a FedEx driver even though multiple medical witnesses said they could find no evidence of an acute injury to explain his symptoms. ...Read More

Crawford & Co. Sells Legal Services Unit to Epiq 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 217 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
Crawford & Co. announced that it has sold Garden City Group, its legal administrative services unit, to Epiq, an international legal services firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...Read More

CWCI Reports IMR Trends Holding Steady 06/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said there was little change in the number of independent medical review determination letters and decisions issued in the first three months of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017. ...Read More

Commission Rules Would Pave Way for Electronic Medical Billing 06/19/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Virginia Workers’s Compensation has proposed rules that will create the legal framework for electronic medical billing, processing and payment for medical service, according to a notice posted Monday in the ...Read More

Commission's Treatment of Doctor's Report Doesn't Affect Report by Same Doctor in Different Case 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission’s treatment of a doctor’s report in one worker’s case did not require that it take the same view of a virtually identical report in another worker’s unrelated case. ...Read More
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