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Commission Erred in Ignoring Stipulated Amount of Worker's AWW 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Commission erred in disregarding the stipulated amount of a worker’s average weekly earnings in calculating the amount of his permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Carriers, Patients Seek to Delay Pacific Hospital Restitution 06/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1060 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A group of patients who had surgeries performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, and a separate ...Read More

Combined Ratio Falls to 91% in Calendar Year 2017 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 147 min read
California carriers spent 91% of premiums earned in calendar year 2017 on losses and expenses, down from 94% in 2016, according to a year-end report on losses and experience published by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Operating Without Insurance 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A California contractor pleaded guilty to charges that he failed to carry workers’ compensation coverage for his workers, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Construction Worker Misclassification Act Didn't Cover Man Remodeling Restaurant 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a worker who was rendered paraplegic while remodeling his sister-in-law’s restaurant was not eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Compensability for ED-Stricken Man's Heart Surgery 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that the compensation court applied the wrong standard to determine whether an employer was liable for the cost of a worker’s coronary bypass procedure to prepare him for the implantation of a penile prosthesis. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Availability of SLU and PPD Awards for Workers With Multiple Injuries 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured taxi driver cannot receive a schedule loss of use award and nonschedule award for the impairments caused in a single work-related accident, but he can receive an SLU award even if he is assigned nonschedule classifications. ...Read More

County Argues Inmates Are Entitled to Comp 06/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Attorneys for Fresno County, California, are arguing that a group of inmates who were injured while assigned to a work detail should receive workers’ compensation benefits, and the media should be barred from covering any hearings related to the claims. ...Read More

CCMSI Contract Under Scrutiny in Wake of Bribery Trial Revelations 06/27/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
After a trial this month that exposed the inner workings of a bribery scandal involving state contracts, Kentucky officials are raising concerns about a workers' compensation claims management firm. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Constitutional Challenge to Rule on Medical Exams but Grants Reversal 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals last week rejected a constitutional challenge to a Labor Commission rule requiring workers to submit to medical examinations with a doctor selected by their employers. ...Read More
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