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Employers Can't Be Held Liable for Drunken Paralegal's Fatal Accident With Train 06/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Florida appellate court on Wednesday ruled that a worker’s family could not stake a viable claim against her dual employers for allegedly plying her with alcohol and then leaving her out on the street. ...Read More
 
 

Energy Co. Fined $125K After Deadly Conveyor Incident 06/05/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 40 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A renewable energy company in Mount Laurel is facing $125,460 in proposed federal penalties after a worker was pulled into a conveyor and suffered fatal injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Can't Authorize Doctor in 'Similar' Specialty in Response to Worker's Request for Change 06/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a doctor’s specialty is determinative of whether he can be appointed as a worker’s treating physician when the worker makes a request for a one-time change. ...Read More
 
 

Emily Fisher Named Acting President at MedData 06/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
MedData Inc., a provider of financial services for health systems and a part of Mednax, has named Emily Fisher as acting president. ...Read More
 
 

Epic Hires Work Comp VP for Los Angeles Office 06/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired four professionals for its downtown Los Angeles office, including Jeff Breskin as vice president of workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Forfeited Challenge to Medical Treatment but Can't Be Compelled to Pay Fees 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer’s payment for disputed treatment forfeited its ability to challenge its reasonableness and necessity, but it could not be held liable for an award of fees and costs. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Assessment Rates to Drop July 1 06/04/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has given final approval to new assessment rates for self-insured employers and to employer contributions to the marine industry fund. ...Read More
 
 

EBay Businesswoman Sentenced to Conditional Release for WC Fraud 05/31/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Buffalo woman who ran her own internet business while claiming workers' compensation disability was sentenced this week to one year of conditional release. ...Read More
 
 

Excessive Fees Went to Three Providers, Investigation Shows 05/23/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Details continue to emerge about skyrocketing workers’ compensation in Paterson, New Jersey, after a former city councilman’s brother was suspended as risk manager for the city and for the school district. ...Read More
 
 
Education Seminar to Cover Workplace Safety, Opioid Solutions 05/22/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation will host an education seminar August 15-16 to examine regulations, workplace safety and medical issues in the state. The seminar at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, will include dozens of sessions and more than 100 ven...Read More
 
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