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Workers' Compensation News


IAIABC National Conversations Final Report Released 04/05/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has finished up its series of National Conversations on the Future of Workers' Compensation and summarized the conversations' common themes in a report.  ...Read More

Initial Vote on Medical Fee Schedule Slated for Monday 04/05/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has moved the date to review and approve its new medical fee schedule to Monday. Tuesday ha...Read More

Insurers Oppose Bill That Would Reward Safety, Return-to-Work Programs 03/30/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurers came out Wednesday against a House bill that would reward employers with potentially lower premiums if they filed safety and return-to-work programs approved by regulators. ...Read More

Injured Worker Urges Governor to Make WCAB Appointments 03/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1350 | 1 | Popular with Legal
An injured worker who says he has been waiting eight months for a decision in his case asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to quickly fill vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

Insurance Committee Chairman Requests Audit of Anti-Fraud Activities 03/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1477 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The chairman of the California Assembly Insurance Committee has resurrected his request for an audit of systems to prevent, detect and prosecute fraud in the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

Insys Hit With Wrongful Death Suit Over Off-Label Fentanyl Prescribing 03/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 646 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A wrongful death suit filed in a New Jersey court Thursday against Insys Therapeutics, the maker of under-the-tongue painkiller Subsys, highlights not only the dangers of the powerful opioid fentanyl, but also the potential pitfalls of off-label drug use. ...Read More

Ineffective Service Prompts Supreme Court Reversal of Worker's $1.5M Judgment 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Supreme Court threw out a worker's $1.5 million judgment against a carrier due to her failure to properly serve the carrier with her complaint. ...Read More

ICLEF to Host Advanced Workers' Comp Program at West Baden Springs Hotel 03/17/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 406 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum will hold this year's Advanced Workers' Compensation Program July 27-28 at a luxury hotel in West Baden. ...Read More

Injured Fire Captain Caught on Video Shoveling Snow Is Appealing His Firing 03/17/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Paterson firefighter who was fired after video surveillance showed him shoveling snow while receiving workers’ compensation benefits is appealing a municipal court judge’s decision that he be terminated. ...Read More

Injured Railway Worker Challenges Decision Vacating Award on Retaliation Claim 03/16/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A railway worker is asking the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to grant en banc reconsideration to a panel decision overturning his $58,280 jury verdict for a retaliation suit he filed after he was disciplined for his failure to immediately report an on-the-job eye injury. ...Read More
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