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Corporate Officer's Exemption From Comp Law Doesn't Avoid Exclusive Remedy Provision 11/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a corporate officer who exempted himself from coverage under the Workers’ Compensation Law does not have the ability to bring a civil action against individuals and entities who would have been entitled to tort immunity if he had not e...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of PTD Benefits for Worker Accommodated by Employer 11/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a pharmacy technician’s 70% industrial disability rating, finding her rating was properly based on her condition as opposed to the fact that her employer was accommodating her limitations. ...Read More
Contractor Charged With Felony for Lack of Comp Coverage on Roofing Project 11/16/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 37-year-old contractor has been charged with a felony for failing to provide workers' compensation coverage for himself and seven employees during a siding and roofing repair project in 2015. The Citizen newspaper of Auburn, New York, ...Read More

Committee Approves State Fund Management Fee; Premium Tax Proposal Surfaces 11/16/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A joint committee comprising members from the state House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill that would impose a 3% management fee on Montana State Fund’s investment portfolio, and a new proposal emerged to remove the carrier’s premium tax exemption as lawmakers look for...Read More

Commission Proposes Fee Increase to Fund Case Management Systems 11/16/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission has given notice that it intends to amend Rule 04 NCAC 10E .0203, Fees Set by the Commission. The fee to process...Read More

CompPharma Reports Progress on Opioids, Compounds 11/15/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 632 | 3 | Popular with Legal
Three years ago, workers’ comp payers cited three key drivers to drug spend: opioids, physician-dispensed drugs and compounded medications. Now, the latest edition of an annual report...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Comp Claim, Finding Dismissal Was Procedurally Inappropriate 11/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer and its insurance carrier were not entitled to dismissal of a worker’s comp claim based on an exception of no right of action that was predicated on an affirmative defense. ...Read More

Court Allows Employer to Reform Language of Settlement Agreement 11/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was entitled to a correction of its settlement agreement with an injured worker to properly reflect the amount of credit it could claim based on an original settlement offer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Ruling Limiting Defendant's Ability to Question Plaintiffs 11/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a defendant in a tort action failed to preserve his claim of error in a trial judge’s rulings limiting his freedom to ask the plaintiffs about their ability to recover workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Carrier That Short-Changed Doctor for Treatment of Worker Liable Under Contract Law 11/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a doctor who was short-changed by an insurance carrier was entitled to payment of the full amount of his bill and nothing more. ...Read More
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