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False Advertising Suit Against Philly Firm Dismissed 03/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A federal judge has dismissed a false advertising suit against a Philadelphia law firm that was accused of advertising legal services that it did not actually provide. ...Read More

Four Comp Bills Up for Third Reading 03/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
A pair of bills that would give doctors a raise for treating firefighters with occupational cancer claims are among four bills up for a final vote in the Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives. ...Read More

Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum to Run April 12-13 03/02/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The annual forum hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers' Compensation Professionals will take place April 12-13 in the greater Orlando area.  ...Read More

Flight Attendant's Fall Occurred on Airline Employer's 'Premises' 03/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an airline was liable for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits to a flight attendant for her injuries in a fall while riding an airport shuttle bus. ...Read More

First Responders Find Traction in Continued Push to Expand Presumption 02/28/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
First responders in Arizona found traction with their latest effort to expand the presumption that some of their work-related injuries include post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

First Responder PTSD Bill Sparks Tiff Between State's CFO, League of Cities 02/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 337 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
The Florida League of Cities on Monday withdrew its opposition to legislation that would provide wage-replacement benefits to first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, even if the PTSD is not accompanied by a physical injury. ...Read More

Former Pro Athlete's AWW Included Compensation Per Game, Plus Value of Meals and Lodging 02/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a former professional indoor football player based on his earnings per game played, plus his meals and lodging. ...Read More

Fall Hazards Lead to $281K in Fines for Roofing Contractor 02/27/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0
A roofing contractor based in Palatine, Illinois, is facing $281,286 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly endangering workers at residential projects in the Chicago area. ...Read More

Former Councilman, Motel Owner Sentenced to 364 Days in Jail 02/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A former city councilman in Red Bluff who pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and other felonies relating to a hotel he owned in the Northern California city was sentenced to just under one year in jail, the ...Read More

Fraud-Fighting Bill Estimated to Cost $1.2M Annually 02/23/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A bill in the Iowa legislature that would give employers control of medical care and mandate a state workers’ compensation fraud enforcement unit would cost more than $1 million annually, with most of the money coming from penalty revenue and not general tax revenues, according to an analys...Read More
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