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Workers' Compensation News


No Benefits for Worker Injured by Rising From Crouch 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a utility worker was not entitled to benefits for an alleged injury that occurred while he was engaged in the routine act of standing after working for a few minutes in a squatted position. ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Police Officer for Whom Surgical Fix Was Available 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to accidental and performance of duty disability retirement benefits for a thumb injury because there is a reasonably safe surgical procedure that could restore enough function to allow him to continue to do his job....Read More

NASI: Comp Benefits Hit Lowest Point Since 1980 10/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Benefits paid to injured workers as a percentage of payroll dropped in 2015 to the lowest point since 1980, a trend that — depending on whom you ask — is either the result of safer workplaces or the whittling away of worker benefits. ...Read More

No Benefits for Widow of Traveling Employee Killed While Christmas Shopping 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals denied a widow’s claim for benefits for the death of a traveling employee who was killed while going Christmas shopping after he finished work for the day. ...Read More

New Formulary Will Likely Change Opioid Prescribing Rules 10/03/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arkansas' new drug formulary will likely include several changes to opioid prescribing rules. The latest draft of the formulary, releas...Read More

No Work Disability Benefits for State Employee Absent Proof of Impairment of Function 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a state employee failed to prove she had suffered permanent impairment from the latest in a long line of alleged work accidents. ...Read More

NYSE Begins Delisting Procedures for Patriot National Stock 10/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National announced Friday that it has received a delisting notice from the New York Stock Exchange because it has failed to meet capitalization rules.  ...Read More

Newspaper Pitched Ad to Rival of Law Firm Skewered by Investigative Piece 09/29/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Philadelphia plaintiffs’ attorney says a salesman for The Philadelphia Inquirer solicited an ad and suggested he could gain new clients fleeing a workers’ compensation claimants’ firm that was the subject of a negative investigative story. ...Read More

NAIC to Examine Worker Classification in Gig Economy 09/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How workers’ comp systems approach the regulation of independent contractors — and the impact of the gig economy on worker classification — are topics that a National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group is planning to tackle in coming months. ...Read More

Nurse Case Managers Sought to Wean Workers Off Opioids in Pilot Project 09/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Accidents has rolled out another phase of its two-year pilot program to combat opioid abuse by fast-tracking injured workers and insurers to mediation. ...Read More
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