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Oil Field Service Contractor Owed Operator Defense to Suit by Injured Worker 12/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that state law governed an agreement between an oil field service contractor and a well operator, which required that the contractor indemnify the operator for injuries to a worker allegedly caused by the contractor’s negligence. ...Read More
Office Manager Convicted of 51 Felonies in Kickback Scheme 12/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1634 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
An office manager for a Southern California radiologist faces more than 43 years in state prison after a jury convicted him on 51 felony counts of paying kickbacks for patient referrals, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced. Gonzalo Paredes, 62, was convicted No...Read More
Oyster Insurance Now Offering Comp Coverage in State 11/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Oyster Insurance is now offering workers’ compensation coverage in California, the company announced Monday. Now licensed in 26 states, Oyster plans to expand its workers' compensation coverage to an additional six states next year. Oyster has been providing workers'...Read More

Owensboro Health Integrates Data With KASPER to Speed PDMP Queries 11/15/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Kentucky’s prescription drug monitoring program is collaborating with Owensboro Health to deliver timelier, more up-to-date information on prescriptions dispensed to patients, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Wednesday. ...Read More

OCDA Returned Contribution From Indicted Businessman 11/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has returned nearly $4,000 in campaign contributions from a Southern California businessman accused of paying referral fees to generate more than a quarter of a billion dollars in bills for ancillary services including MRIs and durable medical equip...Read More

Opioid Crisis a Boon for Pain-Device Manufacturers 11/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The opioid crisis may be giving a boost to developers of medical devices intended to treat pain — gadgets that are being described in the workers’ comp industry with phrases ranging from “worth a try” to “snake oil.” ...Read More

Occupational Injury Rate Drops to Record Low 11/09/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 302 min read
Minnesota’s workplace injury rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2017, to 3.3 nonfatal injuries per 100 full-time workers, the state Department of Labor & Industry said Thursday. ...Read More

Opioid Use Persisted in Older and Higher-Income Injured Workers, Study Finds 11/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
Opioid use lasting more than 90 days after a workplace injury was associated with increased age, more years with the same employer and a higher annual income, according to a study of workers’ comp claims from Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Co. ...Read More

Owners of Construction Company Accused of Premium Fraud 11/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A brother and sister are accused of altering payroll records to reduce premiums their Southern California construction company had to pay, by more than $1 million per year. ...Read More

OSHA Fines Recycler After Worker Crushed by Falling Pipes 11/01/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 625 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $311,580 in penalties against a Dallas scrap metal recycling company after a worker was crushed by a stack of pipes that fell, requiring hospitalization. ...Read More
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