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Employer's Interference With Worker's Filing of Claim Warranted Extension of Filing Period 07/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A unanimous West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s comp claim wasn’t time-barred since the employer had deliberately interfered with his ability to file his claim. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Denial of Claim Doesn't Waive Right to Subrogation 07/10/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Commonwealth Court last week ruled that an employer’s denial of a workers' compensation claim does not forfeit its ability to partake in any recovery that the claimant may obtain from a third party in connection with that accident. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Gets Summary Judgment After 2nd Dismissal of Appeal 07/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to judgment on the pleadings in an appeal challenging an Industrial Commission decision to expand the scope of a worker’s comp claim. ...Read More
 
 

En Banc Court Splits 7-6 on Apportionment Without Combined Condition 07/05/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A narrowly divided Oregon Court of Appeals last week ruled that an employer can apportion a worker’s permanent partial disability from a knee injury to pre-existing arthritis in the knee. ...Read More
 
 

Employers: Dispute Is Part of Loosening Disease Causation Standards 07/03/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Washington employers say a case pending before the state Supreme Court highlights the judicial expansion of causation standards for occupational disease claims and demonstrates why lawmakers appropriated $250,000 in the budget for a study of best practices to determine when diseases are caused by...Read More
 
 

Employers Dictate Pharmacy Provider for Comp Claims 07/03/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Louisiana Supreme Court ruled last week that employers have the authority to select the pharmacy that fills an injured employee’s prescriptions. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Assessments for Comp Fund Will Drop 20% for Fiscal 2018 06/29/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Employers paying into the Workers’ Compensation Administration Fund will see their assessments drop by 20% beginning Saturday. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Can Be Penalized for UEGF's Belated Payment of Benefits 06/27/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Monday ruled that an employer can be subjected to a penalty for failing to provide the prompt payment of benefits to an injured worker, even if the award was paid by the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Provision of Prescription Card Wasn't Payment of 'Compensation' 06/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s provision of a “prescription card” does not constitute a payment of “compensation” that would start the clock on the employer’s ability to controvert a worker’s claim. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Accuses Brokers of Providing False Certificate of Coverage 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 802 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central California employer is suing insurance brokers, two brokerage firms and a professional employer organization of selling her bogus workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
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