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Worker Waited Too Long to Challenge Employer's Classification of 'Non-Assault' Injury 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker lost the ability to challenge his employer’s decision to classify his on-the-job injury as a “non-assault injury” by waiting to object until he was fired when his leave of absence expired. ...Read More
WCS Gets New Phone Number After Completing Las Vegas Move 05/18/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section has a new phone number to go along with a new office in Las Vegas. The Department of Industrial Relations on Wednesday said it completed the move from the suburb of Henderson to the State Business Center at 3360 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas th...Read More

Worker Gets Fee Award for Securing Change in Scope of Employer's Claim Acceptance 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of attorney fees after prevailing on her employer to acknowledge liability for a condition that should have been encompassed within the acceptance of her wrist injury claim. ...Read More

Worker Sentenced to 30 Days After Pleading Guilty to Fraud 05/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 975 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A Southern California man was sentenced to 30 days in county jail after pleading guilty to a workers’ compensation fraud charge for misrepresenting his limitations, according to Probe Information Services. ...Read More

Worker Can't Enforce Settlement Agreement Conditioned on CMS Approval of MSA 05/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not enforce a settlement agreement and penalize her employer for failing to make payment when the employer’s obligation was conditioned upon the approval of a Medicare set-aside account, which had not yet been established....Read More
Workshop Will Explain New Rules for Reimbursement Disputes 05/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a workshop May 30 to discuss proposed rules regarding reimbursement disputes between carriers and health care providers, the division announced Monday. The ...Read More

Worker's Attainment of MMI Justified Modification of TTD Award 05/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld a judge’s decision allowing an employer to convert a worker’s temporary total disability benefits to supplemental earning benefits after the worker reached maximum medical improvement. ...Read More

WC Could Soon Pay for Behavioral Assessments of Workers Slow to Recover 05/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 70 min read
Ohio regulators have released a draft of proposed rules that would set up reimbursement for behavioral assessments for workers who are slow in returning to work. ...Read More

WCB Advisory Panel Meeting to Discuss Document Translation 05/10/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
An advisory committee to Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss requests to draft rules for translating statements and other evidence introduced in languages other than English, and making some claim documents available in languages other than English, on May 25. ...Read More

Worker's Car Accident en Route to Oil Rig Was Compensable 05/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for his injuries in a car accident while driving from a gas station where he had met his supervisor to fill up his truck, and obtain water and ice, to take to the oil rig where he was working. ...Read More
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