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NARS Names Randy Wallace Director of Catastrophe Management 05/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 3 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
North American Risk Services Inc., a third-party claims administrator, has hired Randy Wallace as its director of catastrophe and service partnership management. ...Read More

No Benefits for Electrical Foreman's Injuries From Car Accident During Travel to Job Site 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an electrical foreman was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries from a car accident that happened while traveling to a job site. ...Read More

No Benefits for Widow of Worker With Occupational Pneumoconiosis 05/22/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s widow was not entitled to dependents benefits, since she failed to prove that the worker’s occupational pneumoconiosis was a material, contributing factor in his death. ...Read More

New Pharmacies Sprouted as Dispensing Reforms Were Adopted, WCRI Says 05/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
Researchers studying the impact of legislation that aimed to control the costs of repackaged drugs observed new pharmacies opening in the state that dispensed large numbers of compounded medications and pricey topical painkillers.  The study by the Workers Compensation...Read More

New Rules Could Mean More M.D.s, Fewer Chiropractors as Designated Doctors 05/21/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has published proposed new rules that are designed to make it more attractive for physicians to serve as designated doctors who help settle disputes over injuries. ...Read More

New Doctor Charged in Pacific Hospital Scheme; Prosecutors Say More Indictments Coming 05/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Federal agents last month arrested a Southern California doctor accused of receiving $3.2 million in kickbacks from Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office says in court filings that more indictments are coming. ...Read More

No New Trial for Maritime Worker Found At Fault for Accident 05/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to a new trial on his claim for maritime negligence and premises liability after a jury found him to have been primarily at fault for his fall from a gangway. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Who Fainted Following Choking Fit Caused by E-Cigarette 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for injuries from a loss of consciousness after a choking fit brought on by use of an e-cigarette. ...Read More

Non-Signatories to Employment Contract Can't Enforce Venue-Selection Clause 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a group of non-signatories to a maritime worker’s employment contract could not enforce a forum-selection clause for litigation of the worker’s claim. ...Read More

Non-Subscribing Employer Can't Be Held Liable for Car Accident on Worker's Day Off 05/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 106 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s civil suit against his non-subscribing employer, finding the employer could not be held vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of a coworker in causing a car accident on a day when neither employee was working. ...Read More
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