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Workers' Compensation News


Equitable Estoppel Barred Employer From Raising Timeliness Defense to Worker's Claim 08/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the doctrine of equitable estoppel barred an employer from challenging a worker’s claim as time-barred. ...Read More

Employer May Be Liable for Worker's Hospital Stay, Up Until Denial of Claim 08/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge’s finding that an employer wasn’t liable for a worker’s hospital stay prior to the date that the employer denied the worker’s comp claim. ...Read More

Employers Denied 11% of Claims, But Paid Benefits in Half of Them 08/14/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida insurers and employers denied, in whole or in part, 11% of all workers’ compensation claims in 2015, but ended up paying benefits in about half of the claims they initially rejected. ...Read More

Erie Insurance Promotes Sarah Shine to SVP of Commercial 08/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Erie Insurance has promoted Sarah Shine to senior vice president of commercial products. ...Read More

Employer Can Use Worker's Retirement Benefits to Offset Comp Benefits 08/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maryland’s highest court ruled that an employer was entitled to offset its liability for a worker’s temporary total disability benefits by the amount he was receiving in disability retirement benefits. ...Read More

Ex-Postal Clerk Gets 21 Months' Prison Time for Role in Kickback Scheme 08/02/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ex-postal worker will spend 21 months in federal prison after she accepted about $6,000 in kickbacks in exchange for falsifying medical records, federal prosecutors say.  ...Read More
Express Scripts Paid $250M for myMatrixx 07/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Express Scripts did not disclose how much it paid for myMatrixx in public statements announcing the deal that closed in May, but the pharmacy benefit manager told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the purchase price was around $250 million. St. Louis-based Express Scripts s...Read More

Employer Can't Get Reimbursement from Carrier for Benefits Paid on Non-Compensable Claim 07/28/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 763 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Industrial Helicopters voluntarily paid workers' compensation benefits to its employee Tommie Hebert after he fell from one its helicopters while trying to net deer in Mexico, but it can't get that money back from its workers' compensation carrier. ...Read More

Employers, Doctors at Odds Over Possible Fee Schedule Changes 07/28/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Providers in Idaho would like the Industrial Commission to increase reimbursement rates by 3% to keep pace with inflation. But employers in Idaho say they already pay too much for medical services, and the fee schedule should not be increased. ...Read More

Employers Net Income Dips in 2nd Quarter 07/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Holdings reported net income of $24 million during the second quarter, down 7% from $26.8 million in the same quarter last year. ...Read More
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