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Workers' Compensation News


Narrowly Divided Court Overturns Schedule Loss of Use Award to Worker 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for 911 Operator With Host of Health Problems 08/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
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. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Corrections Officer for Injury From 1992 08/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

NCCI Presentations Highlight State-Specific Issues 08/15/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

Neurologist Charged With Alleged Kickbacks for Patient Referrals 08/10/2017
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

No Specific Loss Award for Worker Who Failed to Establish Permanency 08/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
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. ...Read More

New WCC Office Has Space for Mediation 08/08/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has moved its Virginia Beach Regional Office, which is now open at 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 310 in Virginia Beach. ...Read More

Normandy Insurance Writing Policies in Pa., 3rd Expansion This Year 08/08/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Normandy Insurance Co., a monoline workers’ compensation carrier based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, is now offering coverage in Pennsylvania, the insurer announced in a press release. ...Read More

New Chronic Pain Guideline the Product of Painstaking Process 08/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Fall From Scaffold 08/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More
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