State: UT | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Court of Appeals is sticking to its determination that the state Labor Commission has been applying an overly strict standard for determining when a worker is entitled to benefits for the aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned an order authorizing a worker’s continued receipt of medical care without determining whether the worker had suffered a compensable injury, or how the injury occurred.
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court is ordering a workers’ compensation judge to reassess a permanently injured worker’s lost earning capacity, saying the judge erred in independently assessing the medical evidence to determine the worker’s exertional ability.
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier that issued a contingent liability policy to an injured worker’s employer lacks legal standing to challenge an award to the employee.
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court struck down an enhancement to a family’s award of benefits for a worker’s fatal accident due to a failure of the Industrial Commission hearing officer to adequately support the basis for the enhancement.
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 308 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to expand the scope of her comp claim, since the opinions of her medical experts were properly discredited by the workers’ compensation judge — although the judge discredited them for the wrong reasons.