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Study Finds Shrinking Proportion of Low-Back Claims 10/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Low-back pain may be losing ground as one of the top causes of workers’ comp claims, according to a new study that found lower-back injuries accounted for 15.4% of lost-time claims in 2015, compared to 22% in 2008. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Non-Final Order 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that an employer could not challenge a trial judge’s order remanding a worker’s claim for consideration, since the order was not an appealable final ruling. ...Read More

Surveillance Video of Worker Provided Sufficient Basis for Forfeiture of Benefits 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that inconsistencies between a worker’s reported limitations and his activities captured on a surveillance video were sufficient to support a forfeiture of his entitlement to benefits. ...Read More

State Gets Another Rate Decrease, but Supreme Court Case Looms 10/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Kansas officials are celebrating a fifth straight workers’ compensation rate decrease, but worker advocates are reminding them that the outlook could soon change with a looming state Supreme Court decision. ...Read More

State Gets $2.5 Million for Return-to-Work Program 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 48 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Kentucky is the latest state to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, part of a new focus on returning injured workers to the job quickly, when opportunity for improvement is the greatest. ...Read More

Study Shows Chiros Focusing on 'Easy' Lower-Back Exams 10/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A study by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation draws a bold line under a concern that physicians have had for years: The designated doctor program has tilted heavily toward chiropractors and away from medical doctors. ...Read More

Split Court Denies Benefits to Worker for Alleged Injury 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for a injury she allegedly sustained while scanning her employer-provided parking pass to enter a public parking garage at her workplace. ...Read More
SunPoint Assumes CUNA Mutual's Runoff Portfolio 10/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
SunPoint Holdings Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary SunPoint Reinsurance Ltd., has assumed a runoff portfolio of workers’ compensation liabilities from CUNA Mutual Group. CUNA, a Wisconsin-based insurance group, provides financial services to credit unions across the U....Read More

Share of MDs Certified as Designated Docs Drops Sharply 10/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The share of designated doctors who are medical doctors plummeted after the Texas Legislature adopted tighter training and certification rules in 2011, while the share who are chiropractors nearly doubled, according to ...Read More

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Airport Shuttle Bus Qualifies as Airline Employer's 'Premises' 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will weigh in on the question of whether an employee is within the course and scope of employment when traveling between a parking lot and the workplace. ...Read More
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