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Worker Gets Benefits for Falling While Retrieving Computer From Office 06/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A divided Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who had left the office, returned to fetch a tablet computer and fell on the way back to her car was entitled to benefits for her injuries. ...Read More

Wearable Technology Has Array of Uses 06/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A rapid expansion in wearable technology may soon mean that employers will be able to use the devices to prevent workplace injuries, improve treatment of injured workers — or even detect worker fraud. ...Read More

WC Agency Publishes New Medical Fee Schedules 06/21/2018
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 226 min read
North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has released updated medical fee schedules, effective July 1. For most medical procedures, the r...Read More
WCD Updates Benefit Calculators 06/20/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division for the last time announced that it has updated online calculators that can be used to determine disability benefits owed to injured workers. ...Read More
WCB Meeting June 26 06/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is scheduled to meet June 26 in Salem. Agenda items for the meeting indicate that board members are scheduled to discuss administrative law judge “hiring consultation.” The agenda does not elaborate on the nature of the discussi...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Back Injury; Employer Gets Credit for Disability Benefits Paid 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for her back injury, as reduced to account for the benefits that her employer had paid under an employer-funded disability plan. ...Read More

Woman Pleads to Forging Dead Mom's Signature to WC Checks 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Rochester woman pleaded guilty this week to forging her dead mom's signature and collecting $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits. Devon ...Read More

Worker's Settlement of Comp Claims Released FEHA Action Against Employer 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1545 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that a pizzeria employee’s settlement of his workers’ compensation claim waived his ability to bring a civil action against his employer for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. ...Read More

WCRI: Medical Prices Rising More Slowly in Fee-Schedule States 06/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
States without a workers’ comp medical fee schedule paid more for a “market basket” of medical professional services commonly used to treat injured workers than did fee-schedule states, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Worker's Losing Record Didn't Bar Most Recent Claim 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s previously dismissed workers’ compensation claim did not bar her from making another attempt at securing benefits for hand injuries that may be different from those she had asserted earlier. ...Read More
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