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Workers' Compensation News


Panel Upholds Truck Driver's Entitlement to PPD but Slashes Disability Rating 09/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers' Compensation Panel upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a former truck driver for a back injury, although it reduced his disability rating by 50% and overturned his award for his past medical costs. ...Read More

PEO Lever1 Makes List of Fastest-Growing Companies 09/01/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lever1, a Kansas City-based professional employer organization, has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing company in Missouri. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Would Increase Voc-Rehab Fees Up to 65% 08/31/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Vocational rehabilitation providers will get pay raises exceeding 50%, under a rules update proposed by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry. ...Read More

Plaintiff's Admission of Prior Bad Behavior Sink Retaliation, Whistleblower Claims 08/31/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge dismissed whistleblower and workers’ compensation retaliation claims by a Topeka, Kansas, maintenance worker who admitted that he refused to come to work and called an office manager a "bitch." ...Read More

Pension-Reform Task Force Considers Transferring SAIF Reserves 08/31/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
According to an Oregon newspaper, one of the "most developed ideas so far" out of the governor's special t...Read More

Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for 45 Months 08/31/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Tampa-area physician who pleaded guilty to running a pill mill was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison for illegally prescribing oxycodone, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said Wednesday. ...Read More

Prosecutor Says Money-Laundering Ring Busted 08/30/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A nine-month investigation into an alleged money-laundering operation has netted three arrests, and the seizure of an estimated $450,000 in cash and deposited funds, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said. ...Read More

Penser North America Selected to Administer State Employee Claims 08/29/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Penser North America is the new administrator for comp claims filed by state workers, according to updated contact information posted to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development website. ...Read More

Payers Spending About 14% Less on Opioids, CompPharma Says 08/24/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 512 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A nearly 14% decrease in spending on opioids helped fuel an almost 10% drop in overall drug spending last year, according to soon-to-be released results from a survey of workers’ comp payers. ...Read More

Patriot National Facing Lawsuit From Investment Firm 08/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A lawsuit has been filed against current and former members of the board of directors of Patriot National Inc. regarding the company’s agreement with Hudson Bay Master Fund. ...Read More
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