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Workers' Compensation News


 

Substantial Evidence Supported Commissioner's Denial of Additional Benefits for Worker 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that substantial evidence supported a workers’ compensation commissioner’s determination that a funeral home employee was not entitled to additional disability benefits. ...Read More
 
 

System Users Question Incorporating General Practice Recommendations Into MTUS 07/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is questioning the appropriateness of a proposal to update sections of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule, including general practice advice and recommendations rather than medical necessity. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Won't Use Dual Persona Doctrine to Expand Employer's Immunity to Landowner 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
In a case of first impression, Maine’s highest court on Tuesday declined to use the dual persona doctrine to expand an employer’s immunity from civil suit to a property owner with a corporate affiliation to the employer. ...Read More
 
 

Stakeholders Asked to Share Views on Pharmacy Fee Schedule July 31 07/18/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims is considering revising its pharmacy fee schedule and will hold a meeting for stakeholders July 31. ...Read More
 
 

Subcontractor Must Cover General Contractor's Costs of Defending Against Carrier's Claim 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A federal trial court judge ruled that the terms of a contract between a general contractor and subcontractor allowed the general contractor to recover the costs it incurred in defending itself against a claim by a workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Denies Unemployment Benefits to Worker Returning From TTD Status 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to unemployment benefits after his period of temporary total disability ended because he did not have sufficient earnings. ...Read More
 
 

Schroeder Named Court Administrator 07/17/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Longtime workers' compensation attorney Jill Gradwohl Schroeder has been named administrator for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court. ...Read More
 
 

SAIF Announces $7.9 Million Retro Return for AGC Program 07/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. announced a $7.9 million retrospective return for the 638 companies that participated in the group workers’ compensation program it runs with the Associated General Contractors. ...Read More
 
 
Study Finds Mixed Results From State's Medical Treatment Guidelines 07/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Lost-time duration for New York workers with low back injuries fell following the state’s implementation of workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines, according to a new study, which also found that the rate of magnetic resonance imaging increased after the guidelines took effect....Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Mulls Whether Marijuana Is The Rx For Comp 07/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NH | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Some workers' compensation insurance carriers have been quietly paying claims for marijuana and one claimant's attorney is hoping that the New Hampshire Supreme Court will make his state the sixth to specifically require workers' comp carriers to pay for pot. "It'...Read More
 
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