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New Reimbursement Manuals Not Available Because Fee Schedules Weren't Approved 06/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
If you're looking for new reimbursement manuals that detail changes in Florida's medical fee schedules, don't bother, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation said this week. ...Read More

No Intoxication Defense for Employer 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could not avail itself of the statutory presumption that a gin worker’s accident was caused by intoxication from marijuana use, since it could not prove how a urine sample was obtained for drug testing. ...Read More

New Opioid Drug Designed to Treat Back Pain Without Producing High 06/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A San Francisco-based drug company has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of a new opioid that it says treats back pain without causing euphoria, thereby decreasing the chance of abuse. ...Read More

New Bill Seen as Compromise; Would Set Up Opioid-Only Formulary 06/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A bill promoted by the Massachusetts governor earlier this year that would have created an extensive workers' compensation formulary has morphed into a measure that would restrict only opioid-based medications. ...Read More

No Benefits for Train Conductor Assaulted by Passenger 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a train conductor was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from an assault by a passenger looking for a free ride. ...Read More

New Forms for Updated Claimants' Rates Now Available 06/12/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
New forms that reflect updated claimants' rates are now available at the Vermont Department of Labor's website, the department announced this week.  ...Read More

New Fee Schedule Raises Reimbursement 5%, but Details Aren't Released 06/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
After 20 years without a significant increase in medical fees, the New York Workers' Compensation Board wants to raise reimbursement "by at least 5% overall," according to proposed rules published Wednesday. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fall Down Elevator Shaft 06/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claims for a fall down an elevator shaft could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More

No Benefits to Truck Driver for Alleged Knee Injury From Fall 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a truck driver for an alleged knee injury where a surveillance video contradicted his account of a fall and his claim about the conditions of his work area. ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer With Degenerative Osteoarthritis 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer for his degenerative osteoarthritis. ...Read More
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