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Doctor Confirms Firefighter's Cancer Is Work-Related 12/06/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A second Columbus firefighter has produced medical evidence that his cancer is directly linked to his job, NBC 4 reported. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud 12/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday the suspension of 21 more medical providers from participating in the state workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of suspensions this year to 115.  ...Read More
 
 

DOL Denies Workers' Comp to Ground Zero OSHA Inspector With Lung Disease 12/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 822 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector who was sent to Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks to ensure the safety of rescue workers is having trouble getting workers' compensation benefits for his lung disease, ...Read More
 
 

Death From Shooting Preferable to Comp, Police Officer Says 12/04/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Albuquerque police officer shot four times during a traffic stop in 2015 says death would have been preferable to his workers’ compensation experience, according to a ...Read More
 
 

Discrepancy Between Medical Record, Worker's Account of Accident Didn't Create Triable Issue 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the existence of a discrepancy between the description of an accident provided by a construction worker and the account contained in his medical records did not prevent him from receiving a grant of summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More
 
 

Double-Dipping Transit Worker Sentenced to 4 Days in Jail, Ordered to Repay $6,075 12/01/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orange County transit worker accused of working at a fishing supply store while receiving workers’ compensation benefits was sentenced to four days in jail and ordered to pay $6,075 in restitution after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Division Updates Forms to Change Outdated Language 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation gave notice Thursday that it has revised 10 English- and Spanish-language forms to implement legislation passed earlier this year. ...Read More
 
 

Division Extends SROI Amnesty Program Through March 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 990 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation extended through the end of March an amnesty program intended to allow claims administrators to come into compliance with requirements for reporting Subsequent Reports of Injury data. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Sets Tax and Surcharges for 2018 11/29/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation is reminding insurers, self-insured employers, group trusts, and third-party administrators of the administrative tax and administrative and Second Injury Fund surcharges for 2018. ...Read More
 
 

Defense Attorney Elliot Borska Named WCJ 11/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1414 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation defense attorney Elliot Borska has been named a workers’ compensation judge in the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s Marina Del Rey district office, his law firm announced. ...Read More
 
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