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EK Health Hires Eastern, Western Sales Executives 04/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
EK Health has hired Stephanie Reynolds and Dieter Pinner as sales executives for the Western and Eastern regions, respectively. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Lien Shouldn't Have Been Limited 04/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s recovery on a lien against an injured employee's third-party settlement should not have been limited to the amount the employee had deposited with the trial court. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Liable for $0 in Benefits Must Pay Worker's Share of Attorney Fees 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that an employer was responsible for the payment of a worker’s share of the fee owed to an attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence in Equipoise Required Finding of Compensability for Worker 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits to a longtime mine worker, finding the evidence as to the cause of his back injury had been in equipoise, which required the claim to be treated as compensable. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Hit With Penalties for Failure to Timely Make Payment of Settlement 03/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of $57,733 in attorney fees and penalties against an employer for adding additional contractual language on the checks that it sent him, essentially attempting to force the worker to acknowledge the terms of payment when it had no contractual right to m...Read More
 
 
Even WC Commission Deals With Attorney Fees, Audit Shows 03/16/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission itself has had to grapple with higher-than-expected attorney fees, according to an examination of the agency's books by the state auditor. The audit found that the commission in 2017 paid an attorney $200 an hour, instead of $190...Read More
 
 

Employer and Sister Corps. Held Liable for $670,000 in Premium to Self-Insurance Fund 03/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 204 | 1 | Popular with Employer | 5 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer was liable to a self-insurance fund for nearly $670,000 in unpaid premium, and that two of its sister corporations shared in its liability, but its contingent liability insurance carrier did not. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Contract With 3rd Party Waived Ability to Pursue Subrogation Claim 03/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 8 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the terms of an employer’s contract with a third party prohibited the assertion of a subrogation claim against the third party. ...Read More
 
 

Email Insufficient to Contest Certification of MMI and Impairment Rating 03/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker did not timely contest a certification that she had reached maximum medical improvement, or the 0% impairment rating she had received by way of email. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Can't Appeal Judgment Awarding Worker Unspecified Amount of Past Medical Benefits 03/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a trial judge’s failure to make a specific finding as to the amount that an injured worker’s employer was required to pay to cover past medical expenses meant that there was no final judgment for the employer to appeal. ...Read More
 
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