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Worker Can't Recover Costs Associated With Medical Expert's Examination, Review of Records 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an injured worker could not recover the costs he incurred for his expert’s time performing a medical examination and records review. ...Read More

Worker Was Entitled to Comp Coverage for Out-of-State Injury 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 141 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker who traveled the country for his job was entitled to coverage for a neck injury that occurred out-of-state under the Montana workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

Worker's Unsuccessful Pursuit of Additional Medical Benefits Barred 2nd Claim 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a judge's rejection of a worker's claim for additional medical treatment precluded the worker from later raising another claim for additional medical treatment for the same condition.  ...Read More
Workers' Compensation Advisory Council to Meet Wednesday 02/13/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Department of Industrial Accidents building in Boston. Advisory Council Executive Director Maureen O’Connell is set to discuss pending workers’ compensation legislatio...Read More

WC Commission Budget Measures Move Forward 02/13/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Mississippi lawmakers have introduced legislation to appropriate operating funds to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission while a bill to make the commission a self-funded agency is again moving forward.  ...Read More

WC Court Adopts Amendments to Procedural Rules 02/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 45 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court adopted two new rules relating to pretrial identification of witnesses and exhibits, withdrawal of attorney, and amended 21 rules, according to a notice posted o...Read More
WCD Adopts Temporary Changes to Wage Calculation Rules 02/12/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division adopted temporary changes to the rules used to calculate average weekly wages for workers with irregular earnings. The division said system users reported that the wage average method used since the start of 2017 has the effect of harmin...Read More
Worker Gets Benefits for Lost Wages Despite Her Return to Full-Duty Employment 02/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a salesperson was entitled to temporary partial disability benefits because her medical appointments for her compensable injuries had caused her to miss opportunities for commissions and resulted in a loss of income. Case: Montoya v. Ind...Read More
Worker Attacked Over Nationality Cannot Sue For Negligence, Federal Court Decides 02/09/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Though U.S. circuit judges extinguished a negligence suit by a flight crewmember whose coworker drunkenly attacked him, that may have cleared the crewmember’s way to win before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, a Chicago claimants’ attorney says. Martyn Bayl...Read More

Worker Can't File Claim for More Benefits Based on Date of Last Payment 02/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s claim for additional indemnity benefits was time-barred, even though he filed his claim within a year of his employer’s last payment of benefits. ...Read More
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