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Claimants' Attorney Fees Nearly Tripled in Year After Castellanos 10/10/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The amount of hourly fees awarded to claimants’ attorneys nearly tripled in fiscal year 2017 over the prior year, but stakeholders warned Monday that the increase most likely is related to the hoarding of fee petitions until after the Florida Supreme Court released its decision in...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's PPD Rating, Finding No Evidence Supported Judge's Assessment 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division overruled the permanent partial disability rating that a judge had assigned to an injured worker as not being supported by the evidence in the record. ...Read More

Conference to Focus on Workplace Safety 10/10/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jeff Francis, assistant administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will speak during the “Partners in Excellence Conference: Pulling the Safety Puzzle Together.” ...Read More

Cancer-Stricken Fire Marshal Vows to Fight for Expanded Presumption Law 10/10/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Richmond’s fire marshal, who has battled cancer for three years, said he will lobby lawmakers during the 2018 Virginia General Assembly to expand the state’s cancer presumption. ...Read More

Convicted Fraudster Was Entitled to PPD Award for Legitimate Injury 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1508 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a worker convicted of comp fraud was still entitled to collect benefits for a legitimate injury. ...Read More

Comp Rates Down 2% in Q3, MarketScout Reports 10/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp insurance rates for new and renewal policies fell 2% in the third quarter, the latest in a series of rate decreases, according to a new report from MarketScout. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Agricultural Worker for Claimed Back Injury 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeal upheld a denial of benefits to an agricultural worker with a history of back pain for an alleged back injury with to clear causal connection to his work. ...Read More

Chubb Announces New Assignments for New York Staff 10/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has announced several new management appointments for the company's North America major accounts division and field organizations, effective immediately. ...Read More

Chiropractors Bent Out of Shape Over Proposed Designated Doctor Rules 10/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chiropractors across Texas are up in arms and accusing the Division of Workers' Compensation of trying to drive them out of the system because of proposed amendments to designated doctor rules. ...Read More

Court Upholds Modification of Liquor Store Clerk's Benefits Based on Evidence of Earning Capacity 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court upheld the modification of a liquor store clerk’s benefits based on evidence of her post-injury earning capacity, saying her employer did not need to establish that it had no available positions within her physical capabilities. ...Read More
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