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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Entitled to More Benefits After Employer Refuses Her Return to Job 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to additional compensation benefits after her employer refused to return her to work at an available position that could accommodate her medical limitations. ...Read More

WCA Proposes 3.8% Fee Schedule Increase, Electronic Filing Rules 09/15/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is proposing to increase maximum allowable reimbursement for medical procedures by an average of 3.8% in 2018, a WorkCompCentral analysis of the agency’s proposed fee schedule found. ...Read More

Workers' Compensation Board Attorney Wins First Political Race 09/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney for the State Workers’ Compensation Board has defeated the Democratic incumbent in the primary for the 38th District seat in the Albany County Legislature. ...Read More
WCD Updates Form, Bulletin Related to Retroactive Program 09/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has revised two documents related to its retroactive program, which increases benefits to present-day levels. The first is Bulletin No. 102, updated for the first time since 2006. The bulletin shows people how to fill out the form to request r...Read More

Worker's Claim for Cumulative Back Injury Was Time-Barred 09/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker’s claim for a cumulative injury to his back was time-barred. Case:...Read More

Worker Can't Bring Tort Claim Against Employer for Day-Off Workplace Fall 09/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a restaurant employee could not bring a tort claim against her employer for her injuries from a fall that occurred when she went into her workplace on her day off to address a problem with the ice machine. ...Read More

WCB Boots Psychiatrist Who Lost Medical License 09/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers' Compensation Board kicked a Middletown psychiatrist out of the system Monday after he lost his license to practice medicine in the state last week.  ...Read More

Workers Can't Be Prosecuted for Use of False Social Security Numbers 09/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Supreme Court last week overturned the convictions of three workers who had used false Social Security numbers to obtain employment in the restaurant industry. ...Read More
WCD Updates IME Provider Guide 09/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division updated the training manual for independent medical examiners by adding new information about provider expectations, and tips to avoid complaints by injured workers. The Training Guide to Performing Independent Medical Exams is required ...Read More

Worker Failed to Prove Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition From Prior Accident 09/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker failed to meet his burden of establishing material aggravation of a pre-existing condition from a prior industrial accident. ...Read More
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