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Employer Failed to Rebut Presumption of Compensability for Driver's Injury 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a bus driver was entitled to benefits for back pain because his employer’s expert had failed to address a medical expert’s theory that the disabling condition had been caused or aggravated by work. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Indemnitor Could Pursue Subrogation Claim Against Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 01/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that indemnified an employer for the costs of a worker’s claim could assert the employer’s subrogation right against a recovery the worker later obtained from a third-party tortfeasor, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Fined $41,310 for Fatal Bee Attack 01/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined an employer $41,310 as a result of a fatal bee attack in 2017. Gerardo Balbuena, 49, was...Read More
 
 

Estranged Husband Can't Collect Death Benefits as Surviving Spouse or Dependent 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker’s estranged husband was not entitled to benefits for her death as a dependent or as her surviving spouse. ...Read More
 
 

Express Scripts Can Sue Pharmacy Shuttered Amid Fraud Investigation, Judge Decides 01/04/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Express Scripts can proceed with a $2.3 million lawsuit accusing the owners of a now-shuttered compounding pharmacy of buying a fleet of luxury cars instead of reimbursing the pharmacy benefit manager for payments made on suspected fraudulent prescriptions, a ...Read More
 
 

Emergency Rate Hike Will Increase System Costs by at Least $163 Million 01/02/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Insurance Department’s approval of a 6.06% rate increase stemming from the state Supreme Court’s Protz decision will raise system costs by at least $163 million, the state rating bureau says. The rate hike nearly negates a 6.2% loss cost decrease that the Insurance Departm...Read More
 
 

Employer May Be Held Liable for Cost of Massage Services 12/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court overturned a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, finding that an employer was not liable for the cost of the massage services that an injured worker had received for a back injury. ...Read More
 
 

Extraterritorial Coverage Bill Filed Ahead of 2018 Budget Session 12/29/2017
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Non-residents injured while working in Wyoming could be covered by the workers’ compensation laws of their home state under a bill introduced in advance of the 2018 legislative session. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Councilman, Motel Owner Faces Prison Time for Work Comp Fraud, Other Felonies 12/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Red Bluff city councilman has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and three other felonies stemming from his operation of an America’s Best Value Inn in the Northern California city, the Redding Record Searchlight ...Read More
 
 

Editorial Board Urges Lawmakers to Fix State's Comp System 12/22/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Saying it's time to rebalance a workers' compensation system they believe has become heavily tilted in favor of insurers, the editorial board of a Hawaii nonprofit news site advocated for change in an editorial this week.  ...Read More
 
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