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Court Revives Staffing Agency Worker's Tort Claim Against Temp Employer 06/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 681 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a worker’s tort claim against his temporary employer, finding a triable question as to whether the employer exercised enough control over the worker to make him a “borrowed employee.” ...Read More

Court Reports Sharp Drop in Claims Over Last Decade 06/13/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
Injury claims and benefits payments in Nebraska have dropped significantly in almost every category in the last 10 years, according to a report released this week by the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court. ...Read More

Chemical Manufacturer Cited for Worker's Death 06/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The U.S.Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a chemical manufacturer based in Greeley after an employee died due to lack of oxygen while cleaning the inside of a railcar. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Avoid Contractual Waiver of Subrogation Right 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that a carrier that waived its subrogation rights in exchange for a higher premium cannot indirectly recover the same proceeds it agreed not to pursue directly. ...Read More

Construction Worker Wasn't Entitled to Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 06/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim for an alleged fall from a scaffold, though the defendants were entitled to partial summary judgment on his claims under Section 241(6). ...Read More

Chiropractor Charged With Assisting Workers in Comp Fraud 06/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
An upstate New York chiropractor faces a number of felony charges after he allegedly faked exams and reports that helped workers fraudulently collect workers' compensation benefits, state authorities said this week. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Request for Neck Surgery for 2nd Time 06/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board that denied a worker’s request for a neck surgery a second time, saying the board needed to make further findings about whether the compensable injury was the major contributing cause of his...Read More

Cleaning Service Owner Must Pay $460K in Restitution 06/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 113 min read
The owner of a Southern California janitorial firm was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. ...Read More

Court Lays Out Road Map for Workers to Reclaim Total Disability Status Post-Protz 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: Top | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday that a Supreme Court decision that threw out use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association's impairment guidelines applies retroactively, opening the door to claimants whose disability ratings were lowered through an independe...Read More

Chiro Cops a Plea, Cooperating in Probe of Alleged Medical Mill 06/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A Bakersfield chiropractor and qualified medical evaluator agreed to plead guilty to a single health care fraud charge and cooperate with federal prosecutors as they continue to investigate an alleged overbilling scheme involving clinics in the Central Valley and Los Angeles area. ...Read More
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