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Former BLS Commissioner to Open WCRI Conference 11/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will hold its 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference March 22-23 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. ...Read More

Federal Appellate Court Partially Revives Longshore Worker's Claim Against Vessel Owner 11/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal appellate court partially revived a longshore worker’s claims against a barge owner, seeking damages for his injury while working aboard the vessel. ...Read More

Fraudster, Informant Tied to $12M Scheme Targeting UC 10/30/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3649 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Federal prosecutors refuse to comment about why admitted fraudster and alleged informant Paul Randall was arrested in September, but WorkCompCentral has discovered that a company he incorporated in 2016 is the subject of a grand jury investigation into an alleged scheme to defraud the Univer...Read More

Federal-State Task Force Cracking Down on Misclassification 10/27/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 682 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 172 min read
Louisiana has declared “GAME ON” against companies that misclassify workers and says the practice could lead to fines of up to $1,000 per each employee who is misclassified. ...Read More

Fewer Physician Visits, Services Drove 1% Decline in Medical Costs, Report Finds 10/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: Top | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Researchers say they have learned why the average medical cost of workers’ compensation claims fell 1% in 2015 after rising for 19 years straight, then rising again the following year: decreased utilization of physician services. ...Read More

Federal Trial Judge Strikes Down State Fee Schedule for Air Ambulance Providers 10/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 801 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A federal trial judge in West Virginia last week issued an injunction barring the state from continuing to enforce its fee schedule for air ambulance services. ...Read More

Father-Son Attorney Team Opens Law Office 10/26/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney Danny R. Smith and his son, R. Patrick Smith, have opened a law firm at the former site of the Piedmont Steakhouse in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ...Read More

Flower Shop Owner Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Fraud 10/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 903 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Northern California flower shop convicted of workers’ compensation insurance fraud and unemployment insurance fraud was sentenced to 90 days in county jail, according to a report by the ...Read More

First Responder Liaison Lands in Lubbock 10/25/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Office of Injured Employee Counsel’s new first responder liaison has been stationed in Lubbock, the home of the state representative who sponsored legislation establishing the position. ...Read More

Federal Trial Judge Tosses Worker's Claims of Disability Discrimination 10/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge in Texas last week dismissed a worker's claim of disability discrimination after the worker allegedly suffered an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More
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