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No Summary Judgment for Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Fall From Fire Escape Ladder 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claim based on a fall from a fire escape could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More

New Schedule Would Raise Physician Fees, Tie Them to Medicare's Conversion Factor 12/06/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Thanks to a recent drop in overall workers' compensation costs for employers, Tennessee regulators now feel comfortable granting medical providers a significant increase in fees, one that will rise with Medicare's fees over time, officials said this week. ...Read More
Ned Rand Named President at ProAssurance 12/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 76 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 3 min read
Edward “Ned” Rand Jr., who has served as chief operating officer of ProAssurance Corp. since January, has also been named company president. As president and COO, Rand is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the company. He is also chief accounting officer, according t...Read More
New Designated Doctor Forms Must Be Used Starting Thursday 12/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Texas Division of Worker's Compensation is reminding stakeholders that starting Thursday, Dec. 6, anyone requesting a designated doctor review must use new forms that were drafted this year...Read More
NSM Insurance Group Acquires KBK Insurance Group 12/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
NSM Insurance Group, a provider of industry-specific insurance programs and workers' compensation coverage, has acquired the assets of KBK Insurance Group. Based in Harahan, Louisiana, KBK has more than 25 years of experience as a specialized program manager in the towing and transpor...Read More

New Reports Detail Injured Workers' Experience With Comp System 11/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Three years after being hurt on the job, 14% of injured workers in Pennsylvania hadn’t returned to work, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in $65 Million Fraud Scheme 11/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that a nurse practitioner from Tennessee pleaded guilty to participating...Read More

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Demolition Project Mishap 11/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a scaffold while demolishing a cinder block wall. ...Read More

New Jones Walker Attorney Will Handle Jones Act, LHWCA Claims 11/29/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Sara Kuebel The Jones Walker law firm in New O...Read More

No Benefits for Firefighter Who Delayed Filing Claim for 7 Years 11/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 195 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a firefighter was time-barred from filing a workers’ compensation claim, since it had been seven years since he suffered a back injury in the line of duty. ...Read More
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