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Worker's Steep, Sudden Decline Due to On-the-Job Exposure, Court Finds 11/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court's workers' compensation panel upheld an award of death benefits to a steelworker's widow after her husband's physical condition rapidly deteriorated on a work trip without warning, resulting in his death. ...Read More

Worker's Alleged Lack of Knowledge Didn't Render IME Report Inadmissible 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that the opinion of a doctor who performed an independent medical examination was properly admitted into evidence even though the injured worker allegedly did not realize that the doctor was performing an IME. ...Read More

WCD Updates Informational Brochures 11/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division released revised informational brochures intended that explain the rights and responsibilities of injured workers, and how the independent medical exam process works. ...Read More
WCA Not Holding Expedited Lump Sum Hearing Thanksgiving Week 11/20/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration said it will not be holding expedited lump sum hearings Tuesday because of the short holiday week for Thanksgiving. The WCA designates an on-call pro tempore judge to hear stipulated requests for lump sum settlements most Tuesdays,...Read More

WCC Redefines Which Officers Are Eligible for Noncoverage 11/17/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 238 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted an emergency rule to clarify which corporate officers can elect not to be covered by the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Woman Charged With 69 Counts of Taking Benefits Illegally 11/17/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Muscogee County, Georgia woman has been charged with 69 counts of receiving unentitled workers’ compensation benefits totaling $116,000 and with other felonies. ...Read More

Worker's Death Didn't Allow Employer to Rescind Consent to Settlement Agreement 11/13/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not renege on its agreement to settle a worker’s comp case when the worker died one day after the parties submitted a joint petition seeking judicial approval of the deal. ...Read More

WCRI: Medical Payment Per Claim Falling Post-Reform 11/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim with more than seven days' lost time in California have continued to decrease since the Senate Bill 863 was enacted in 2013, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
WCD Publishes List of Independent Medical Examiners 11/09/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Division published an updated list of providers who are authorized to serve as independent medical examiners on disputed claims. The list provides names, office addresses, contact information and specialties for the 49 providers authorized to ser...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Personal Injury Action 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker can proceed with his personal injury claims for alleged injuries from a fall over construction materials that had been left at his workplace. ...Read More
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