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Workers' Compensation News


Class Action Charges Vast Conspiracy by Insurers to Shirk Interest on Medical Bills 07/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
In the long war between Illinois physicians and insurers, a federal judge has opened a new trench by refusing to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that alleges workers' compensation carriers have engaged in a vast conspiracy to delay medical reimbursements and avoid interest on late payment...Read More

Court Publishes Ruling Limiting Public Employer's Ability to Assert Subrogation Claims 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Commonwealth Court this week ordered publication of its prior decision that held that a self-insured municipality’s decision to pay medical benefits to an injured police officer from its workers’ compensation fund did not entitle the municipality to a subrogation lien against...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Worker for Knee, Back Injuries 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a knee injury and for a back injury that was caused by a fall when his knee unexpectedly gave way. ...Read More

Cal-OSHA Reg Adds Protections for Hotel Housekeepers 07/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The clock is ticking for California lodging businesses to evaluate their workplaces for hazards to housekeepers, under a new Cal-OSHA regulation that the agency is calling the first of its kind in the nation. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Owed Benefits to Worker for Injuries From First of 2 Car Accidents 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier was responsible for the payment of benefits to a worker who suffered an aggravation of pre-existing conditions in a car accident that occurred before his employer allowed its coverage to lapse. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Malpractice Suit Against Former Attorney 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 259 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s malpractice suit against an attorney and her law firm, finding that the attorney had not misadvised her former client. ...Read More

Court Upholds Benefits for Death of Accountant in Workplace Shooting 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama last week ruled that the family of an accountant who was gunned down by a disgruntled former client was entitled to benefits for her death. ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Worker's Medical Malpractice Claim Against Surgeon 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division revived an injured worker’s malpractice claim against her treating doctor, finding that she had timely filed her suit within two years of learning of the existence of a possible claim. ...Read More

Commission Adopts Rules for WC Exemptions 07/17/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission on Monday gave notice that it has adopted emergency rules that allow business owners to exempt themselves from workers' compensation coverage by filing an affidavit. ...Read More

Committee Ponders How to Notify Workers of Benefits' End, 15 Years Later 07/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
An advisory committee tasked with outlining the implementation of a major workers' compensation reform bill will meet again July 30, just three weeks after its last gathering. ...Read More
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