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Statute of Limitations Barred Worker's Claim for PTSD From Armed Robbery 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was time-barred from pursuing a claim for a mental injury from an armed robbery at her workplace. ...Read More

Support for Geographic Pricing Grows; SCIF Requests Time for Implementation 09/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Orthopaedic Association came out in support of a proposal to incorporate geographic price modifiers into the medical fee schedule during a 15-day comment period that ended Friday, and State Compensation Insurance Fund has asked for at least six months to implement the changes....Read More

Self-Represented Worker Forfeits Appeal Due to Inadequacies in Brief 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a self-represented worker’s failure to comply with the rules of appellate procedure resulted in the forfeiture of his arguments. ...Read More

State Sues Compounding Pharmacy Over $11 Million Kickback Scheme 09/14/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The state of Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based compounding pharmacy and more than a dozen state employees over a kickback scheme that cost the state almost $11 million. ...Read More

State Employee Charged in Alleged Plot to Oust Chief Comp Judge 09/13/2018
State: WV | Segment: Top | 880 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
West Virginia state police have charged an employee of the Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges with a misdemeanor for allegedly sending a Facebook message to make it appear that Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Rousch was harassing her. ...Read More

SAIF Board Approves $120M Primary Dividend, $40M Safety Dividend 09/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 190 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. on Wednesday declared a $120 million primary dividend as well as an additional $40 million safety performance dividend that will be paid based on each policyholder’s safety results. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Knee Replacement Surgery 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Medical Commission to grant coverage for a worker’s knee replacement surgery. Ca...Read More

Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Worker With Lou Gehrig's Disease 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court last week ruled that a worker with an incurable neurodegenerative disease was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits because he failed to prove his inability to work was linked to a prior back injury as opposed to the progression of his illness.   ...Read More

Side Job Costs Bartender $26,578 in Restitution 09/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 427 min read
A Cleveland-area bartender must pay $26,578 in restitution after pleading guilty last week to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge. ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Self-Insurance Trust Fund Members' Suit Against Board 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that a group of disgruntled members of a self-insured workers’ compensation fund can proceed with their claims against the board of trustees for rerouting the fund’s assets in a failed effort to start up a new insurance company. ...Read More
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