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Hearing Set to Determine Competency of Attorney Indicted in Kickback Case 07/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1567 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge scheduled a hearing next month to determine whether attorney Lee Mathis is competent to stand trial on charges of paying kickbacks to providers who referred work comp patients to a medical company he created. ...Read More

Hand Amputation Brings $109K in Fines Against Manufacturer 07/17/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
An industrial accident that cost a Georgia worker a portion of his hand will cost his employer $109,548 in penalties if sanctions proposed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are upheld. ...Read More

HuffPo: Conservative SCOTUS Nominee Tends to Side With Employers 07/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Republican President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has tended to side with employers in workplace disputes, according to the Huffington P...Read More
He Kept On Trucking for Five Years, All The While Collecting Benefits 07/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio judge ordered a claimant to pay more than $78,000 for continuing to collect workers' compensation benefits while working as a truck driver. Walter Lee, 54, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, was sentenced to five years' probation and a 14-day suspended jail term. Lee pleaded guilty in ...Read More

Homeowners Had No Liability to Injured Independent Contractor 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled the owners of a residential property were entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim for a fall from the roof of their home. ...Read More

Higher Max on Wage Benefits Starts July 14 06/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Workers injured after July 14 will see higher maximum weekly indemnity benefits, thanks to House Bill 2, the much-debated law that brought major changes to Kentucky's workers' compensation system. ...Read More

House Passes Amended Protz Fix After Governor Agrees to Compromise 06/25/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
A new version of a bill to restore impairment rating evaluations in Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system cleared the state House of Representatives on Friday after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf agreed to a compromise with Republican lawmakers. ...Read More

House Approves Limits on Uninsured Fund Payouts 06/22/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The Rhode Island House of Representatives this week passed a bill that will limit the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More

High Court Tosses Negligence Verdict Against Rental Company 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a property rental company was not required to comply with state fall-prevention regulations when it hired an independent contractor to trim trees at one of its properties. ...Read More

Highway Worker Suspected of Double-Dipping, Lying About Injury 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Prosecutors say a state highway maintenance worker lied about his injury and collected $7,875 in benefits while working for other employers. ...Read More
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