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Commission Meets Today to Review Department Reports 05/21/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission will meet today to consider a range of annual reports on the budget, employer compliance, medical bill reviews, claims processing and more. The claims department processed almost 16,500 cases, a drop of 4% from the previous mont...Read More
 
 

Commissioners and Arbitrators Ranked as Good, Bad and 'Really Bad' for Business 05/18/2018
State: IL | Segment: Top | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
  MEDINAH, Illinois — Defendants' attorneys and the employers they represent got the lowdown Thursday on which two of the state’s three Workers' Compensation Commission panels are the most business-friendly, and further learned which arbitrators are viewed as...Read More
 
 

Comp Carriers' Profit Measures at 50-Year High, NCCI Report Shows 05/18/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
As the late Frank Sinatra might say, it was a very good year. Just like the year before. ...Read More
 
 

Court Can't Modify Worker's Award Without Evidence of Worsening Disability, Impairment Change 05/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals overturned an order of the compensation court that allowed a worker to modify his award of benefits, because he did not make a showing of an increase in his impairment and level of disability. ...Read More
 
 

Court Allows Worker to Proceed With Malpractice Claim Against Firm 05/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker can proceed with his malpractice suit against the law firm that had previously represented him in a comp claim. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Moving Away From Paper Filing System 05/17/2018
State: IL | Segment: Top | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Illinois is taking its next baby step on a multi-year journey away from a paper-based claims and filing system, toward a new all-digital future. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier's Alleged Misconduct Doesn't Allow for Forfeiture of Lien 05/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court on Tuesday ruled that an insurance carrier’s alleged misconduct will not result in a waiver of its subrogation rights. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Can Proceed With Suit Against Insured for Allegedly Fraudulent Transfers 05/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an insurance carrier can proceed with a lawsuit against a former insured for allegedly making fraudulent transfers to avoid paying an anticipated arbitration award. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Professionals Launch Charity to Educate Children of Injured Workers 05/17/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Workers' compensation professionals in the Granite State have launched Kids' Chance of New Hampshire to provide scholarships for children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds TTD for Worker With Prior History of Shoulder Complaints 05/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of temporary total disability benefits to a worker for a shoulder injury from grabbing at a falling test tube. ...Read More
 
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