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Worker's Privacy Concerns Don't Allow Sealing of Comp Claim Case File 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that an injured worker’s interest in maintaining the privacy of his medical conditions and employment history does not allow him to obtain a judicial order sealing his workers’ compensation case file. ...Read More

WC Alliance Gets New Leadership 10/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After eight years as chairman of the New York Workers' Compensation Alliance, well-known and outspoken claimants' attorney Robert Grey is stepping down. ...Read More
WCA Releases Draft of 2019 Fee Schedule 10/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration has released a draft of its 2019 medical fee schedule and billing rules, and is accepting comments on proposed changes until Nov. 16. While the WCA posted a copy of the proposed fee schedule revisions to its website, the document i...Read More
WCS Updates Claim Forms 10/17/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section promulgated revised claim notification forms for use on or after Oct. 16. The WCS distributed an updated D-12(a) form for injured workers or employers to request a hearing on a contested claim. The DWC also released an amended form D-30&...Read More

Worker Can't Rely on Report by Physician Assistant to Establish Impairment 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to an injured worker but found that he could not rely on the opinion of a physician assistant to establish his level of impairment. ...Read More

Worker Rebutted Presumption of Intoxication From Refusal to Take Drug Test 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals overturned the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits, finding that he had successfully rebutted the presumption that his injuries were caused by intoxication. ...Read More

Worker's Malpractice Action Against UR Doctor Comes to End 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The 4th District Court of Appeal put the final nail in the coffin of a worker’s malpractice action against a utilization review physician, finding that the worker’s suit was properly dismissed. ...Read More

Wichita Falls Seeks New TPA After Dispute Over Police Officer's Benefits 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 174 min read
Two weeks after the Texas attorney general determined that a city contract with a workers' compensation claims administrator had to be made public, the city has decided to find a new administrator firm. ...Read More

Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase 84% 10/11/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 269 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the maximum penalty for workplace safety violations will nearly double on Oct. 20 to account for inflation. ...Read More

WCD Holding Medical Training Classes 10/10/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding free medical training classes on coverage verification and billing Oct. 17. T...Read More
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