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Exclusive Remedy Bars Civil Suit for Allegedly Wrongful Delay in Treatment 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 574 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A federal trial court judge last week issued a tentative decision to dismiss a family’s second effort at suing a workers’ compensation insurance carrier and claims adjuster for wrongfully delaying treatment to an injured worker, resulting in her death. ...Read More

Educational Conference Scheduled for Nov. 16 09/25/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Other | 12 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents announced that registration has opened for the 10th Annual Workers’ Compensation Law Conference, to be held in Boston on Nov. 16. ...Read More

Effort to Oust WC Director Could Top $4 Million in Legal Fees and Damages 09/25/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
An effort by the governor to remove the former Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner from office has cost taxpayers $1 million in legal fees and could top $4 million in fees and damages before the fight is over. ...Read More

Evidence of AMA Impairment Rating Can Be Introduced in Non-Comp Cases 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that evidence of a person’s whole person impairment rating percentage is relevant even in a non-workers’ compensation personal injury case. ...Read More

Ethics Board Clears Governor for Accepting Sedgwick Flights 09/24/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 38 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board on Thursday cleared Gov. Kim Reynolds of any wrongdoing after she accepted trips on a private jet owned by a top official with claims-management company Sedgwick. ...Read More

Employer Owed No Duty to Provide Medical Care to Worker Who Suffered Stroke 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with a negligence claim against his employer for failing to provide medical assistance after he suffered a stroke at work. ...Read More

Employer Must Indemnify Contractor for $108 Million Paid to Settle Suits 09/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
A unanimous Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that an employer was not shielded from an obligation to indemnify a contractor for the $108.9 million the contractor had paid to settle lawsuits after a fatal explosion. ...Read More

Employer Can't Challenge Causation for Injury Found Compensable Under LHWCA 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that an employer could not challenge the causal connection between a worker's injury and his job because he had already established compensability under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Emerge Diagnostics Partners With Trucking Industry Consultant 09/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 229 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 14 min read
Emerge Diagnostics, developer of a soft-tissue electro-diagnostic program, has announced a partnership with CasKen, a consulting company focused on the transportation, utility and property industries. ...Read More

Encompass Hires Ramon Terrazas as Medical Director 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Encompass Health Solutions, a provider of workers’ compensation services including nurse triage, has appointed Dr. Ramon Terrazas as medical director. ...Read More
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