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Highway Worker Entitled to PPD Award, Reconsideration of Prior Settlements 08/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals panel ruled that a former highway maintenance worker was entitled to a permanent partial disability award for an injury to his legs, as well as reconsideration of his disability from two prior industrial injuries....Read More

High Court to Hear Issue of Whether Defamation Should Be Compensable 08/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear a case from a disgruntled elections official who argues that defamation and reputation damage should be compensable issues, the Hawaii Tribune He...Read More

High Court to Decide Whether Carrier Properly Commenced Suit Against 3rd Party to Recover Lien 08/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 672 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether a comp carrier could bring a lawsuit against a motorist who was allegedly responsible for causing injuries to an insured’s employee. ...Read More

Hearing Representatives: Lien Declaration Requirement Causes Friction, Litigation 08/09/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
VAN NUYS, California — Lien claimant hearing representatives sat around a table on Tuesday talking about what one of them called the latest roadblock erected for lien claimants: Labor Code Section 4903.05.  ...Read More
Hockey Team Folds Over Work Comp Costs 08/07/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 482 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Danbury's minor league hockey team is ceasing operations after two seasons, citing the high cost of workers' compensation insurance.  Westfair Online rep...Read More

High Court Reinstates Claim Against Carrier, Finding Insufficient Proof of Policy Cancellation 08/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Supreme Court reinstated a worker’s claim against a comp carrier, finding the carrier was not entitled to dismissal of the claim because it failed to prove it had canceled the employer’s policy prior to the date of the worker’s accident. ...Read More

High Court to Decide if DWC Has Jurisdiction Over Resident's N.Y. Injury Claim 08/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 571 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review an appellate decision that granted the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation jurisdiction over a state resident's workers' compensation claim, even though he was injured in New York. ...Read More

Health Department Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 07/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Department of Health has released rules governing the prescribing of opioids after more than 25 meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. ...Read More
High Court Says Employer Can't Relitigate Extent of Worker's Impairment After He Got PPD Award 07/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the doctrine of res judicata prevents a party from seeking to change the permanent impairment level associated with an employee’s work-related injury after that level has been established by a prior decree. Case: Bailey v. City of Lewis...Read More

Hearing Postponed Again Over Contested Proposed Rule on Fee Disputes 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An administrative law judge has again postponed a hearing in which providers and their billing companies are opposing a proposed rule that would allow the Division of Workers’ Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts. ...Read More
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