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A narrowly divided Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission awarding a worker benefits for a schedule loss of use of her leg instead of her lost wage-earning capacity.
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The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a 911 operator was not entitled to disability retirement benefits because she was not disabled by the effects of her multiple medical conditions, separately or cumulatively.
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A New York appellate court ruled that a former corrections officer was not entitled to disability retirement benefits because he failed to prove that his back condition was proximately caused by the actions of an inmate more than 25 years ago.
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The workers’ compensation combined ratio for private insurers was a profitable 94% in 2015 and 2016, while net premiums written leveled off last year at $45.5 billion, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
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A neurologist in Bergen County, New Jersey, has been charged with third-degree conspiracy and commercial bribery for allegedly paying kickbacks to a chiropractor in exchange for patient referrals to his pain management facility.
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The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker did not sufficiently prove the permanent loss of functionality in his index finger to support an award for the specific loss of use of that finger.
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Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has released a draft update to its medical treatment guidelines for chronic pain, more than doubling the length of the section on opioid prescribing.
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A New York appellate court ruled that summary judgment wasn’t appropriate for a Labor Law claim when there were triable issues of fact regarding the ability of the worker to use the available fall protection equipment.