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Workers' Compensation News


Unrebutted Opinion of Voc Rehab Counselor Established Worker's 100% Loss of Earning Capacity 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a utility district employee had no earning capacity after an on-the-job back injury, since he properly reported his injury to his employer and there was no evidence to rebut the final opinion of the vocational rehabilitation counselor selected by the parti...Read More

U.S. Senate Bill Aims to Clarify Frustrating Medicare Set-Aside Process 06/21/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1164 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
After many think sessions with stakeholders over the past two years, advocates say a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would clean up what has been a messy approach to Medicare set-asides. ...Read More
Updated Medical Aid Rules, Fee Schedules Now Posted 06/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has published the 2018 edition of the Medical Aid Rules and Fee Schedules, effective July 1. ...Read More

UR Fraud Probe Spreads; Hundreds of Cases in Question 06/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 1220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A convicted physician charged with fraud in New York state also set up a fraudulent peer-review firm in Connecticut, which now means that hundreds of workers' compensation cases may have to be reopened, authorities said Wednesday. ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Appeal of Special Funds Case Today 05/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 665 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court today is scheduled to review a case that ignited when New York state lawmakers closed a fund for reopened cases in 2013 and left carriers with $1.6 billion in liabilities that insurers say they never charged premiums for. ...Read More

Unpaid Volunteer Driver Didn't Qualify as Transit Authority 'Employee' 05/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court last week lent some truth to the adage that “no good deed goes unpunished,” ruling that an unpaid volunteer cannot recover benefits for injuries she suffered while providing public transportation services for Chittenden County residents in need of a lift....Read More

Utility Company Fined $162K After Fatal Accident 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A South Florida utility company faces $162,596 in proposed federal penalties after a worker was fatally injured by a steel plate that fell on him as he installed sewer lines. ...Read More

Utility Construction Company Cited for Trench Hazards 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A utility construction company in Daytona Beach, Florida, has received federal safety citations for allegedly allowing employees to work in a trench without cave-in protection. ...Read More

Union Can Arbitrate Worker's Right to Reinstatement 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 1 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a labor union could pursue an arbitration claim against a municipal employer, seeking reinstatement for an injured worker in accordance with the terms of its collective bargaining agreement. ...Read More

Unlicensed Contractor Gets Prison for Scamming Homeowners, Failure to Cover 04/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 648 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
A Monterey County contractor was sentenced to two years in prison for taking money from an elderly couple and failing to complete the project they hired him to do, and for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for his workers.  ...Read More
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