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Exclusive Remedy Bars Widow From Suing Over Helicopter Crash 08/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fresno widow cannot sue an employer over the helicopter crash that killed her husband in 2015, as her only legal remedy is seeking death benefits through the workers' compensation system, a Fresno County Superior Court judge has ruled. ...Read More

Experts See Big Comp Implications in Proposed Elimination of 'Reverse Offset' 08/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An obscure item in President Trump’s budget would potentially have a big impact for workers’ comp payers: A proposed elimination of the so-called reverse offset in benefits for those who are receiving both work comp and Social Security Disability. ...Read More

Ex-Cop Vows Negligence Suit if Orlando Refuses to Pay Comp Benefits 08/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Orlando, Florida, police officer who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after recovering bodies from the Pulse nightclub shooting spree in June 2016 is contemplating a negligence suit because the city won’t agree to workers’ compensation benefits, his attorney said...Read More

Equitable Estoppel Barred Employer From Raising Timeliness Defense to Worker's Claim 08/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 395 | 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 | 349 | 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 | 449 | 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 | 627 | 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 | 510 | 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 | 537 | 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 | 526 | 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
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