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Workers' Compensation News


Fired Governor's Aide Named to Appeals Board 12/15/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 624 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jim Justice has appointed his fired chief of staff to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, a three-member panel that hears appeals of comp claims. ...Read More

Former Mayor Arrested on Felony Insurance Fraud Charges 12/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An insurance salesman in Franklin who served a stint as mayor of the city was arrested on felony insurance fraud charges, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced on Tuesday. ...Read More

Formulary Rules Approved for Jan. 1 Implementation 12/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1877 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Even though California regulators revised prescription drug formulary rules twice before adopting a final version that takes effect Jan. 1, uncertainty about how the workers’ compensation system will adapt to the changes leaves open the possibility of more revisions in the future ...Read More

Forklift Emissions Lead to Citations for Farm Supply Store 12/11/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A home and farm supply center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing proposed fines of $14,000 after state safety inspectors allegedly found elevated carbon monoxide levels at the facility due to emissions from improperly maintained forklifts. ...Read More

Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 117 min read
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFL...Read More

Formulary Finalized, but Treatment Guidelines Shunned 12/05/2017
State: AR | Segment: Top | 670 | 0 | Popular with Other | 14 min read
Arkansas has finalized its workers’ compensation drug formulary and will become the first state to adopt one without evidence-based treatment guidelines, officials said Monday. ...Read More

Farmworker Ordered to Pay $3,500 in Restitution for Failing to Disclose Prior Injuries 12/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 990 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A farmworker who failed to disclose two previous back injuries during an exam with a qualified medical evaluator was ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution, perform 160 hours of community service and placed on probation for three years, according to investigative firm Probe Information Services....Read More

Formal Rules on Compounds and Telemedicine Going Forward Next Month 11/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: Top | 968 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is on track to release formal rule-making proposals next month on preauthorization for all compounded drugs and to allow billing for telemedicine services. ...Read More

Fee Award Warranted for Assistance of Counsel in Getting Settlement Set Aside 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld a worker’s entitlement to an award of $3,800 in attorney fees for the assistance of her attorney in getting a prior settlement of a comp claim set aside. ...Read More

Fraud Update On Tap for Next CHSWC Meeting 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Commissioners of California’s labor-management advisory panel will hear a brief on fraud-fighting efforts during their next meeting Dec. 15 in Oakland. ...Read More
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