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Senate Holding DLIR Informational Hearing in January 12/29/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Before the 2018 legislative session begins in earnest, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will update lawmakers on happenings within the agency that oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system and enforces workplace safety standards. ...Read More
 
 

State Nears Adoption of Fee Schedules, but Anesthesiologists Remain Concerned 12/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Virginia this week posted its final version of the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s medical fee schedule rule and on Monday will become the 44th state to regulate maximum provider reimbursements. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Coal Miner's Widow 12/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a widow was not entitled to benefits for the death of her husband, since a preponderance of the evidence indicated that he had died from a rare neurodegenerative disorder, not occupational pneumoconiosis. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Worker Injured by Falling Box of Cheese 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a grocery store worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for his injuries from being struck on the head by a 30-pound box of cheese. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Tosses Worker's VSSR Award for Injury From Calender Machine 12/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Ohio Supreme Court overturned a worker’s enhanced award of benefits for a injury that occurred after his hand was caught in a nip point of a calender machine.   ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Overturns Mine Worker's Award for Herniated Disc 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned an award of benefits to a mine worker for a herniated disc, finding he had failed to prove the injury had occurred in the course of, and resulting from, his employment. ...Read More
 
 

Staffing Co.'s Employee Can't Maintain Civil Suit Against Employer's Client 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 787 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Texas appellate court ruled that temporary staffing company’s employee could not maintain a civil suit against his employer’s client for injuries he sustained while working for the client. ...Read More
 
 

Shoulder Injury Treatment Strategies Being Re-Evaluated 12/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears are becoming more common as the population ages, leading some to wonder whether shoulder pain is becoming “the new low-back pain” in workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Several Physicians Show Up Again on Poor-Performer Audit 12/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four physicians — three orthopedic surgeons and an emergency medicine specialist — ranked as “poor” performers on two metrics used by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation in its biennial audit of health care providers. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Upholds Commission's Denial of Benefits to Widow for Worker's Heart Attack 12/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a widow was not entitled to death benefits for her husband’s fatal heart attack at work. C...Read More
 
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