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Judge Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana 01/11/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 1924 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
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. ...Read More

Judge Orders Insurer to Pay for Worker's Medical Marijuana 01/09/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 882 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 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...Read More
Jersey City Hospital Fined $174K After Worker's Fatal Fall 01/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 799 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The federal work safety agency fined a Jersey City hospital $174,593 in the wake of a worker's death, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday. OSHA cited Jersey City Medical Center for five violations of federal work safety standards springing from an inspe...Read More

Judge Finds Accused Doctor in Default 12/22/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A federal judge has ruled that one of five medical providers who have refused to settle a lawsuit by State Compensation Insurance Fund is in default. ...Read More

Judge Rules Air Ambulance Providers Bound by Fee Schedule 12/19/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 2474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A Texas trial court judge last week ruled that federal law does not prohibit the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation from setting the rates at which an air ambulance provider can be paid for its services. ...Read More
Judge Rules DWC Can Cap Air Ambulance Rates at 125% of Medicare 12/16/2016
State: TX | Segment: Top | 684 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A Texas trial court judge has ruled that federal law does not prohibit the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation from setting maximum rates for air ambulance services. Judge Stephen Yelenosky, with the Texas 345th District Court in Travis County, late Thursday granted summary judgme...Read More

JCAR OKs New Rule for Large-Deductible Comp Policies 12/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 620 | 0 | Popular with Media | 6 min read
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on Tuesday approved a rule to require collateral for large-deductible workers’ compensation insurance policies, effective at the end of December or in early 2017. ...Read More
Jared Banes Named Director of Risk Management of LP Insurance 12/13/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
LP Insurance Services Inc., which provides risk management and insurance brokerage services to clients in the American Southwest, has hired Jared Banes as its director of risk management, the company announced. Banes has served as a sales executive for the company since 2013. He will now ...Read More

James Libien Appointed to DWC Ethics Advisory Committee 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 771 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
Division of Workers’ Compensation Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto appointed workers’ compensation defense attorney James R. Libien to the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. ...Read More

Judge Sentences Police Sergeant to 2 Years for Faking Injury 12/05/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 644 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
A Hingham, Massachusetts, police sergeant was sentenced to two years in jail for faking an on-the-job injury in 2015. A Plymouth County Superior ...Read More
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