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Court Rejects Clerical Worker's Claim of Industrial Cause for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a clerical worker failed to prove that her de Quervain's tenosynovitis was an occupational disease caused by years of computer work. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Division Schedules Hearing on 2019 Surcharge 10/02/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a hearing in November to discuss proposed rules that would increase premium assessments. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Releases New Weekly Benefit Rates and Formulas 10/02/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has released new weekly benefit rates, rate tables, and handy methods of calculating cost-of-living adjustments and weekly benefits for workers not subject to FICA or Medicare taxes. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Accepting Nominations for WC Appeal Board 10/01/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Nominating Committee is accepting names for an open board member position at the Department of Workers' Claims. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rebukes Attorney for Improper Billing of Workers' Compensation Fraudster 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court last week reprimanded a Columbus-area attorney for his improper billing practices related to a client who had committed workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Chiropractor Gets 5 Years for Fraudulent Billing Scheme 09/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A federal judge in Kentucky has sentenced a chiropractor to five years in prison for fraudulently billing insurance carriers more than $5 million. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI: Fewer Claims Receiving Opioids 09/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
Less than a quarter of indemnity claims for 2016 had an opioid prescribed within three months, a far cry from the record high in 2008 when opioids were prescribed within three months in two out of every five indemnity claims, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More
 
 

Calif. Moves Toward Potential National Adjuster-Licensing Standard 09/27/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 746 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Claims adjusters have complained for years about the patchwork of licensing requirements that make working in multiple states a hassle. On Wednesday, California's top insurance regulator took a step that proponents hope will lead to a national solution.  ...Read More
 
 

Court Stamps Official End to Litigation Over Surgery Center Fee Schedule 09/27/2018
State: NC | Segment: Top | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Six months after the North Carolina Supreme Court put to bed the issue of caps on ambulatory surgical center fees, a lower court has tucked it in and turned off the light. ...Read More
 
 

Claimant Arrested for Allegedly Lying About Prior Claims 09/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Florida restaurant worker appeared in court Wednesday on charges that he lied to an employer about two prior workers’ compensation claims before he filed a third, according to a ...Read More
 
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