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Commission to Amend Electronic Filing Rules 12/28/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted notice of several proposed amendments, most dealing with electronic claims filing. ...Read More

Comp Insurers to Be Required to Warn Employers of Premium Hikes 12/27/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 199 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will require workers’ compensation insurers to notify policyholders 30 days before hiking their renewal premiums by more than 10%. ...Read More

Court Rebukes Judge for 'Injudicious' Criticism of Workers' Compensation Commission 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court rebuked a trial judge for his “injudicious” conduct in accusing the Workers’ Compensation Commission of being determined to reach a particular outcome in a case, and found that substantial evidence supported the commission’s decision. ...Read More

Court Tosses Employer's Challenge to Award of Attorney Fees 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer could not challenge a worker’s award of attorney fees for successfully defeating the employer’s fraud defense. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Claim for Psyche Injury 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s claim for benefits for a psychological injury that was allegedly brought about by her compensable sensitivities to fungi and chemicals. ...Read More

Claimants' Attorney Fees Jump 36% 12/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida business leaders are saying “told you so” after the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims reported that claimants’ attorney fees increased 36% in the latest fiscal year. ...Read More

Carrier's Decision to Send Invoice to Bill Reviewer Was Not Malicious, Court Decides 12/22/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An insurer breached its contract with a surgeon by paying him less than his billed charges, but it hadn’t acted maliciously in sending the invoice to a bill-review company, Iowa’s courts have decided. ...Read More

Construction Company Owner Arrested in Alleged $734K Comp Scam 12/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 360 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a Florida construction company has been arrested on suspicion of lying on an application for workers’ compensation insurance to avoid paying about $734,000 in premium, the state Department of Financial Services said. ...Read More

Cancer and PTSD Presumption Bill Introduced 12/22/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Republican lawmaker has prefiled legislation that provides for a rebuttable presumption for cancer and mental disorders suffered by first responders. ...Read More

Case Shows New Avenue to Go After Bad-Actor Employers 12/21/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1914 | 1 | Popular with Legal
An opinion out of the 4th District Court of Appeals shows a method attorneys can use to go after employers who lie on workers’ compensation forms: through a civil suit under California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, said the applicants’ attorney who filed the case. ...Read More
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