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Workers' Compensation News


Cost Impact of Specialty Drugs Being Increasingly Felt 10/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even as the workers’ comp industry is gaining better control over the costs of compounded medications and opioids, a new concern is emerging: High-priced specialty drugs that account for a small but growing percentage of prescriptions and a greater share of costs. ...Read More

Court Rejects Claim by Worker Allegedly Injured by Catching Buckets 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim for an alleged injury from injury catching buckets of epoxy dropped by coworkers over the course of several weeks. ...Read More

Court Upholds Closure of Worker's Claim for Further Treatment After Alleged Traction Mishap 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the closure of a worker’s claim for a back injury, finding the record supported an administrative law judge’s finding that the worker lacked credibility and had no further need for treatment. ...Read More

Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Misclassification Scheme 10/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of an Ocean City electronics recycling company was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, and his company was fined $100,000, for defrauding an insurer out of nearly $600,000 in workers’ compensation coverage by lying about the kind of work his employees performed. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Effort to Limit Prior Attorneys to Fee Based on $1 Settlement 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s effort to limit his three prior attorneys to a fee of 20 cents, since he had settled his comp claim for $1. ...Read More

Court Dismisses Correctional Officer's Appeal 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a corrections officer could not appeal from the partial dismissal of her civil action seeking damages for a neck injury that she allegedly sustained during impromptu safety training. ...Read More

Commission Seeks Legislative Remedy to Perceived ASC Fee Schedule Loophole 10/03/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is asking lawmakers to clarify that they intended for the agency to base its medical fee schedules on Medicare reimbursements for all types of providers and services. ...Read More

Court Revives Employer's Motion for Sanctions Against Worker for 24 Years of Frivolous Filings 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s request for disciplinary action against a worker who has been filing repetitive claims for more than 24 years was not rendered moot by the dismissal of the latest meritless claim. ...Read More

Carrier Can't Get Supersedeas Fund Reimbursement for Benefits 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to supersedeas fund reimbursement for benefits it paid to an injured worker that should have been paid by a different carrier. ...Read More

Court Revives Parents' Claim for Benefits Following Worker's Fatal Car Accident 10/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court revived a claim for death benefits filed by the parents of a worker who was killed in a car accident. Case:...Read More
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