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Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Industrial Insurance Act's Procedural Limitations 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals last week rejected an injured worker’s constitutional challenge to the Industrial Insurance Act‘s procedural limitations on litigants appealing adverse decisions from the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. ...Read More

Case Law Development Requires Remand of Coverage Dispute 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that guidance from the state’s highest court required remand of a coverage dispute for a worker’s accident so that a trial judge could determine whether the carrier had a substantial in-state business presence. ...Read More

CHSWC Posts Rand Report on Medical Care 06/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation posted to its website a new report by Rand Corp. analyzing medical trends in California’s comp system. ...Read More

Court Reduces Jury's Award to Workers for Burn Injuries From Well Explosion 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Louisiana appellate court reduced a jury’s multi-million award to two severely burned oil well workers, finding that a jury had awarded excessive amounts for lost future earnings. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Ironworker's Fall Though Unguarded Floor Opening 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment for an ironworker on his Labor Law claim based on his fall through an opening in the floor of a building under construction. ...Read More

Court Tosses Sanctions Against Claimants' Firm for Doctors' Failure to Appear at Depositions 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court overturned the imposition of sanctions against a claimants’ firm, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Board had cited the wrong statutory provision and that sanctions were not warranted in the first place. ...Read More

Commission to Fine Parties to Last-Minute Work Comp Settlements 05/31/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Iowa’s Division of Workers’ Compensation will soon levy late-settlement fines on both claimants and defendants in an effort to cut back on wasted time, money and effort caused when hearings are canceled at the last minute. ...Read More

Committee to Start on Formulary Required by Reform Law 05/31/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Medical Advisory Committee will meet today to discuss a drug formulary required by legislation that passed in March. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Denial of PTD Award for Worker With Opioid Addiction 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a trial judge erred in overturning a decision of the workers’ compensation commissioner denying permanent total disability benefits for an employee dealing with an addiction to opioid medication. ...Read More

Claimant Attorney Disciplined for Mishandling Trust Account 05/31/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Miami attorney was forced to shut down his practice for 10 days and pay $1,250 in costs for depositing settlement funds from a tort claim into his bank account even though a workers’ compensation carrier had posted a lien claiming a right to a portion of the money. ...Read More
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