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Employer Owed No Duty to Provide Medical Care to Worker Who Suffered Stroke 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 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 | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 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 | 71 | 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 | 228 | 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 | 201 | 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

Ex-Arbitrator Says Emails Were Summaries of Court Rulings, Not Evidence of Bias 09/10/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
The former Illinois arbitrator whose name was withdrawn this year after questions were raised about his views said Friday that the appointment and review process has become too politicized. ...Read More

Email Only, Please, Board Says About Settlement Documents 09/10/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will no longer accept paper documents in settlements.  In fact, it will destroy them...Read More

Eligible IMR Applications Increase, but Little Change in UR Uphold Rate 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The number of applications for independent medical review decreased for a third consecutive year in 2017, but a greater percentage of them were eligible for review, according to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Ex-Prison Guard Now Faces Lockup for Alleged WC Fraud 09/07/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A former prison guard could now face time behind bars himself after he was charged with $64,000 in workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More

EK Health Acquires Directions Group 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
EK Health Services has acquired The Directions Group Inc., a South Carolina-based vocational rehabilitation company, effective Sept. 1. The Directi...Read More
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