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Workers' Compensation News


Carrier That Paid More Than 104 Weeks of TTD Can't Claim Overpayment 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 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 | 110 | 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 | 223 | 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 | 424 | 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 | 156 | 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 | 95 | 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

Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Composition of Comp Commission Review Panel 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the prior affiliation of a deputy commissioner appointed to serve on a review panel is irrelevant as to whether the panel is properly constituted. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Firefighter Retroactive to Date of Disability 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a cancer-stricken firefighter was entitled to begin receiving benefits from the date of her disability, even though she did not file a workers’ compensation claim until years later. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award for Worker With Pre-Existing Knee Condition 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 18 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court overturned an award of benefits to a delivery driver with a pre-existing knee condition, concluding that the Workers’ Compensation Commission's finding of no industrial causation went against the manifest weight of the evidence. ...Read More

Court Tosses Part of Worker's Labor Law Claim for Injuries From Falling Steel Beam 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and construction manager should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims against them for negligence and violations of Labor Law Section 200. ...Read More
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