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Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Sentenced for Fraud 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An amateur hockey goalie who claimed he was too injured to work was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $12,110.88 in restitution for workers’ compensation f...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review 12/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment. The commission conducts periodic audits to ...Read More

Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges 12/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Southern California have filed workers’ compensation fraud charges against the employer of two men who were electrocuted on the job, alleging he underreported payroll and misclassified his employees to make it appear they were in less dangerous positions, according to ...Read More

Injured Worker Failed to Prove Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker failed to prove any permanent disability or loss of wage-earning capacity following an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More

Injured Worker Entitled to Reimbursement for Home Modifications 12/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to reimbursement for the cost of installing a walk-in shower in her bathroom after suffering a knee injury. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Was Engaged in 'Act of Duty' 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police officer who was injured in an accident while riding in an unmarked squad car was engaged in an act of duty. ...Read More

IAIABC Schedules Dec. 7 Webinar on EDI Claims Release 3.1 12/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is hosting a webinar on Dec. 7 regarding Release 3.1 of its Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, Claims Standards. ...Read More

Insurance Carrier Can Reduce PIP Benefits by Amount Worker Got Through Comp 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier can limit its liability for personal injury protection benefits by including language in its policy reducing the payments by the amount an insured receives from a workers' compensation policy. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Scraps Drug Formulary 11/27/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has abandoned plans to establish a drug formulary to aid in the fight against opioid abuse. ...Read More

Input Needed for Medical Quality Review Audit 11/27/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking informal comment on potential categories for the 2018 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan. ...Read More
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