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Workers' Compensation News


Cal-OSHA Reg Adds Protections for Hotel Housekeepers 07/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The clock is ticking for California lodging businesses to evaluate their workplaces for hazards to housekeepers, under a new Cal-OSHA regulation that the agency is calling the first of its kind in the nation. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Owed Benefits to Worker for Injuries From First of 2 Car Accidents 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier was responsible for the payment of benefits to a worker who suffered an aggravation of pre-existing conditions in a car accident that occurred before his employer allowed its coverage to lapse. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Malpractice Suit Against Former Attorney 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 233 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s malpractice suit against an attorney and her law firm, finding that the attorney had not misadvised her former client. ...Read More

Court Upholds Benefits for Death of Accountant in Workplace Shooting 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama last week ruled that the family of an accountant who was gunned down by a disgruntled former client was entitled to benefits for her death. ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Worker's Medical Malpractice Claim Against Surgeon 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division revived an injured worker’s malpractice claim against her treating doctor, finding that she had timely filed her suit within two years of learning of the existence of a possible claim. ...Read More

Commission Adopts Rules for WC Exemptions 07/17/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission on Monday gave notice that it has adopted emergency rules that allow business owners to exempt themselves from workers' compensation coverage by filing an affidavit. ...Read More

Committee Ponders How to Notify Workers of Benefits' End, 15 Years Later 07/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
An advisory committee tasked with outlining the implementation of a major workers' compensation reform bill will meet again July 30, just three weeks after its last gathering. ...Read More

Carrier Seeks Public Ruling on Jurisdiction for Ex-NFL Player's Comp Claim 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 684 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A workers’ compensation insurance carrier last week asked the 4th District Court...Read More

Civilian LAPD Worker Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 07/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A civilian worker for the Los Angeles Police Department pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud and was ordered to pay $3,491 in restitution, county prosecutors announced. ...Read More

Commission Finds Few Denials by Fraudulent Doc; The Hartford Offering Remediation on Claims 07/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
A month after Connecticut authorities discovered that disgraced New York doctor Spyros Panos had set up a fraudulent utilization review firm in Connecticut, regulators and insurers there are breathing a cautious sigh of relief. ...Read More
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