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Workers' Compensation News


Court Nixes Employer's Subrogation Lien Against Possible Future 3rd-Party Recoveries 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s lien against the potential third-party recoveries that a worker’s widow might obtain was properly taken down to $0. ...Read More

Carrier Waived Right to Subrogate Against Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier had waived its right to reimbursement for the benefits it had paid to an oil rig worker from the worker’s third-party recovery. ...Read More

Craig Morelos Joins Epic's P&C Practice 08/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Craig Morelos has joined Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants as a principal in the firm's property and casualty practice. Morelos will repor...Read More

Claims School to Explore Case Law, IMEs 08/22/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 162 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker | 297 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm Reinisch Wilson Weier is holding a one-day educational seminar in September that will cover case law affecting the Washington state workers’ compensation system, as well as the independent medical examination process. ...Read More

Committee Passes Amended RTW, Fraud Reporting Bills 08/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed amended bills addressing the process of applying for payments from the $120 million Return to Work Supplemental Program and how state agencies share data about workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

Company Provides Free Injury Coverage for Gig Drivers 08/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Drivers for restaurant-delivery service Caviar are the latest gig-economy workers to be offered occupational accident coverage through OneBeacon Insurance. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award of Damages, Interest in Dispute Between Business Partners 08/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned an award of damages and interest in a dispute between business partners who had executed a profit-sharing agreement. ...Read More

Claimant Must Pay Restitution for Double-Dipping 08/21/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Travis County District Court ordered a claimant to pay $8,192 in restitution after he was convicted on workers’ compensation fraud charges for double-dipping, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. said Monday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Decision Rejecting Employer's Challenge to Worker's Medical Bills 08/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 141 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to a judgment in its favor on the reasonable and necessary nature of the medical fees that a worker incurred for a compensable back injury. ...Read More

CFO of Company Used to Conceal Pacific Hospital Kickbacks Pleads Guilty 08/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1760 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The chief financial officer of a company that was used to conceal kickbacks paid to providers who referred workers’ compensation patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach pleaded guilty Friday to aiding in the preparation of a false tax return. ...Read More
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