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Court Denies Rehearing of Dispute Over Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Order Authorizing Treatment Without Finding of Compensable Injury 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI Reports First Signs of Decline in IMR Volume 09/18/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After increasing for each of the last two years, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute is projecting the number of independent medical review determinations will drop this year. ...Read More
 
 

Court Faults Judge for Undertaking Independent Analysis of Worker's Physical Abilities 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Apportionment of 50% of Schedule Loss Award to Prior Non-Occupational Injury 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court found substantial evidence supported an apportionment of 50% of a worker’s schedule loss of use award to her prior knee injury. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier With Contingent Liability for Award Against Employer Lacks Standing to Challenge It 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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. ...Read More
 
 

Charli Baldinger Joins Goldberg Segalla in Garden City 09/18/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Charli Baldinger has been hired as an associate in the workers’ compensation practice at Goldberg Segalla in Garden City, New York. She...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Construction Worker's Brain Injury 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a construction worker failed to prove the compensability of an alleged head injury due to his failure to link the injury to his workplace fall. ...Read More
 
 

Court Yanks Family's VSSR Award for Worker's Electrocution 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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.   ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds WCJ's Refusal to Expand Nurse's Comp Claim for Hand Injury 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
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. ...Read More
 
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