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Workers' Compensation News


Partner Alleges Mismanagement in Complaint Seeking to Dissolve Pond Lehocky Firm 12/06/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The powerhouse claimants' firm of Pond, Lehocky, Stern, Giordano is in the headlines again after founding partner David Stern this week filed suit alleging Sam Pond has mismanaged the firm and tried to force Stern out. ...Read More

MedRisk: Physical Therapy Visits, Duration of Care on Decline 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The average number of physical therapy visits per case and the duration of physical therapy care is on the decline, according to a new industry trends report published by MedRisk. ...Read More

5th Circuit Applies LHWCA's Protections to Worker at Riverfront Storage Facility 12/06/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a foreman at an oil and gas storage facility along the Mississippi River qualified as a maritime worker covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. ...Read More

Court Issues Revised Decision Upholding Dismissal of Tort Claim 12/06/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s civil claim accusing an independent contractor of negligently causing an accident that resulted in the amputation of his leg. ...Read More

NCCI: Indemnity Benefits Keep Pace With Wage Growth in Most States 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Indemnity benefits on a wage-adjusted basis have kept pace with wage growth since 2000 in most of the states where the National Council on Compensation Insurance provides ratemaking services, according to a new ...Read More

Lack of Credibility Sinks Worker's WC Claim 12/06/2019
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 56 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a former fast-food worker due to his lack of credibility. Case: ...Read More

Orchid Medical Announces New Vice President of Business Development 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 89 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
Ancillary medical management and cost-containment firm Orchid Medical on Thursday announced Kelly Noonan as its new vice president of business development for the Midwest. ...Read More

Ski and Ride School Workers Most at Risk on the Slopes 12/06/2019
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 53 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
With an early start to Colorado's ski season, state-chartered Pinnacol Assurance reviewed its claims data and found ski and ride school workers were found most at risk of being injured on the slopes. ...Read More

EFI Global Acquires Destek Engineering 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Sedgwick subsidiary EFI Global Inc. acquired Destek Engineering, a provider of forensic engineering and investigation services for the property and casualty industries as well as the U.S. telecommunications sector. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Changes to Be Posted Jan. 27, Commission Says 12/06/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
If stakeholders are wondering what's happening with the Oklahoma medical fee schedule review, the Workers' Compensation Commission says it still has a few months to go before posting the fees. ...Read More
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