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Injured Police Officer Can't Increase Pension Benefit After Soliciting Re-Evaluation 01/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to a higher award of pension benefits after he asked an independent medical examiner to provide a re-evaluation using a different version of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent...Read More

Injured Longshoreman Was Entitled to Change of Treatment Providers 01/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision of the Benefits Review Board finding that an injured longshoreman was entitled to a change in physicians after his initial authorized doctor ended treatment. ...Read More

Inpatient Hospital Fee Amendments Finalized 01/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 509 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Monday filed its final amendments to Rule 4123-6-37.1, inpatient hospital fee schedule. The ...Read More

ICA Clarifies Fee Schedule Code for Completing Forms 01/23/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona has revised the description of a billing code to clarify the conditions under which providers can be reimbursed for completing certain workers’ compensation forms. ...Read More

Irvine Firm Bentley & More Names Clare Lucich Partner 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 684 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
The two-year-old Irvine law firm Bentley & More, which specializes in product liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation, has named Clare Lucich a partner. ...Read More

Insurance Co. ProAssurance Names Edward Rand COO 01/19/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Birmingham, Alabama-based insurance company ProAssurance Corp. announced this week that it has promoted Edward Rand to chief operating officer. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can Proceed With Claims Against Property Owner, Contractor 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 438 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker can proceed with his claim for damages against a property owner for an allegedly dangerous condition, as well as a claim against a contractor that created the hazard. ...Read More

Investigators Cracking Down on Premium Fraud 01/17/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida workers’ compensation fraud investigators made 407 arrests and secured 360 convictions in fiscal 2017, slightly down from the year before and significantly less than in fiscal 2015, a new report states. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Swap Earnings From Base Period to Pump Up Unemployment Benefits 01/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 349 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker who is monetarily eligible for unemployment benefits cannot substitute higher-earning quarters into his base period for the purpose of increasing his benefits. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Starts Sending Notices by Email 01/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been sending attorneys of record notice of opinions and award by email since the start of they year. The commission said it will use only certified mail to provide notice when it does not know an attorney’s email address, or when notifyin...Read More
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