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CFO Says Lawmakers Should Consider Capping Defense Attorney Fees 01/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says lawmakers should consider capping what insurance companies can pay their attorneys to defend against workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Clothing Retailer Sentenced to Two Years for Payroll, Tax Fraud 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The owner of a chain of clothing stores throughout Southern California was sentenced to two years in prison for evading payment of $5.6 million in taxes and $353,792 in workers’ compensation premiums, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra ...Read More
 
 

Cities, Comp Trust Team Up in Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers 01/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fort Smith is the latest Arkansas city to join in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, an action that the Arkansas Municipal League’s workers’ compensation trust has also joined. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to PPD Benefits but Orders Recalculation 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had reached maximum medical improvement for his injuries from a car accident and that he had established a loss of earning capacity, but he was not entitled to 340 weeks of permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Posts Proposed Rules Delaying EDI Implementation 01/19/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted proposed permanent rules to Chapter 1, General Information; Chapter 10, Practice and Procedures; and Chapter 25, Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Self Insurance. ...Read More
 
 

Commercial Use of Self-Driving Vehicles Could Come Quickly, Some Predict 01/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The introduction of self-driving vehicles could have a major impact on workers’ compensation, some say, as work injuries from driving accidents are vastly reduced and a large number of transportation jobs are eliminated. But how soon the autonomous vehicles will hit the road is a matter of ...Read More
 
 

Clinic Manager Receives 12-Year Sentence for Oxy Distribution 01/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman who managed a medical clinic that prosecutors say was a pill mill has received the longest prison sentence of the six who pleaded guilty to roles in the scheme. ...Read More
 
 

Court Clarifies Employer's Obligations to Injured Worker Under Human Rights Act 01/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not required to engage in an interactive process to determine whether an injured worker could be accommodated, and that the employer had defeated the worker’s claims of discrimination and retaliation under the state Human Rights act ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Request to Suspend Worker's Disability Benefits 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 205 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was not entitled to a suspension of a worker’s benefits after he returned to work, rejecting the claim that the worker's loss of income was attributable to an economic downturn as opposed to an injury. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Worker's Claim of Injury 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court overturned a worker’s grant of summary judgment on the issue of liability under the Labor Law for his alleged injuries from a falling piece of rebar. ...Read More
 
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