Workers' Compensation News
JCC Erred in Failing to Consider All of EMA Opinion, and in Denying TTD
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH |
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Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims erred in refusing to consider the opinion of an expert medical evaluator as to the cause of a worker's need to medical treatment, and in denying the worker temporary total disability benefits.
Judge Cites Exclusive Remedy in Dismissing Officers' Lawsuit Against Department
State: OR | Segment: WEST |
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An Oregon judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by six police officers against the City of Eugene and its Police Department for negligently hiring another officer who secretly recorded them using bathrooms, saying any alleged injury damages are covered by the state’s workers’ compensat...
Juvenile Detention Officer Charged With Double Dipping
State: CT | Segment: NORTH |
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A juvenile detention officer for the state of Connecticut has been arrested on two counts of workers’ compensation fraud, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney said Thursday.
Judge Finds SAIF Board Violated Open Meeting Law to Oust CEO
State: OR | Segment: WEST |
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The SAIF Corp. board of directors violated the state’s open meeting laws when it decided to fire former Chief Executive Officer John Plotkin in 2014, an Oregon judge ruled.
The carrier said it has not decided whether to appeal Tuesday’s verbal order granting Plotkin’s mo...
Judge Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top |
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As more states have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana, the number of jurisdictions that accept marijuana as a compensable treatment for injured workers has also been on the rise.
Judge Orders Insurer to Pay for Worker's Medical Marijuana
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH |
705 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered an insurer to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker who was benefiting from it and was able to reduce his prescription...
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Today's Round Up
MA - Contractor Sentenced for Comp Fraud and Other Crimes
A Middleton man who posed as a licensed building contractor has been sentenced to at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to 42 charges, including workers’ compensation fraud.
Jaime Ford, 49, was described as boundlessly greedy by Essex Assistant District Attorney Philip Mallard, who recommended a three- to four-year prison sentence, the Beverly Citizen reported.
Ford filed a false workers’ compensation claim in 2013 with Traveler’s Insurance and collected $37,000 in total disability payments, and underwent a $94,000 surgery paid for under the policy. Prosecutors.
NM - WCA: Annual Expenditure Reports Due by Feb. 15
Carriers and self-insured employers must file annual expenditure reports by Feb. 15, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced Tuesday.
The annual reports detail the number of medical-only claims and the number of indemnity cases in calendar year 2017. Carriers and self-insured employers must also report the total dollar amount paid for temporary disability and permanent disability, death benefits, vocational rehabilitation, attorney fees and administrative expenses.
Because New Mexico employers are also required to reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana wh.
WA - L&I Holding Agricultural Safety Conferences Feb. 7 and 28
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are holding two conferences in February focusing on hazards specific to agricultural workers.
The department said the conferences will feature special training on drug recognition in the workplace, irrigation and trenching hazards, ladder safety, pesticide training and community trauma care.
L&I said agriculture is one of the largest industries in the state and has a high injury rate, making tailored safety training beneficial for both workers and employers.
CA - DWC Announces Seven More Suspensions
CA - QMEs to Try Again on Jurisdiction Question in Suit Against DIR
CA - Worker's Murder Was Not 'Foreseeable,' so Negligence Is Non-Issue, 2nd DCA Decides
CA - Mastermind of Pacific Hospital Scheme to Serve More Than Five Years
CA - Elder Drobot Ordered to Forfeit $10M in Personal Assets
NATL. - Concerns Over Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Grow as Use Increases
CA - Prosecutors to Seek $10M in Personal Proceeds From Michael D. Drobot
CA - 1st DCA Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Confidentiality Requirement for IMRs
CA - DWC Accepting Applications for P&T Committee
CA - Orange County's Shaddi Kamiabipour Named Prosecutor of the Year
Jan 17, 2018
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