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Court Chides Worker's Appellate Attorney, Upholds Grant of Summary Judgment 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals sternly rebuked a worker’s appellate attorney for failing to comply with the procedural rules in challenging an adverse grant of summary judgment, and it upheld the dismissal of the claim as a matter of law. ...Read More
 
 

City Self-Insurance Pools Join Opioid Litigation 10/17/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Two self-insurance pools that provide workers' compensation coverage for more than 200 Illinois municipalities have jumped into the litigation against opioid drug manufacturers and distributors. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Nurse's Claim of Psyche Injury From Workplace Bullying 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a health care worker for her alleged mental injuries from work-related stress. ...Read More
 
 

School Bus Monitor Gets Benefits for Injuries From Being Jarred From Seat 10/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school bus monitor was entitled to benefits for her injuries from being jarred from her seat when the bus hit a bump in the road. ...Read More
 
 

LASIE Offers Seminar for Adjuster Licensing 10/17/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
In keeping with a Louisiana law that requires claims adjusters to be licensed, the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers will host a seminar to help aspiring adjusters pass the exam. ...Read More
 
 

Auditors' Penalties Fall With Drop in Unpaid Compensation 10/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 597 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Penalties collected from claims handlers throughout California fell by more than half in the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s latest audit, which found the lowest amount of unpaid compensation in more than a decade. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Proposes Changes to WCIS Implementation Guide 10/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 124 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted to its online forum proposed updates to rules covering the electronic reporting of injuries for a 15-day public comment period. Proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Information System California Electronic Data I...Read More
 
 

Remote Patient Monitoring Finding Applications in Comp 10/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Whether a patient monitoring system that uses an Apple Watch can improve outcomes and lower costs for patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement is the subject of a clinical trial launched Monday. ...Read More
 
 

Stakeholders Raise Questions About Volunteer Fire Departments' Self-Insurance 10/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
When Pennsylvania lawmakers approved Act 46, setting up a cancer presumption for firefighters, many said they were doing the right thing for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line protecting people and property. ...Read More
 
 

Changing Assumptions Put Employers' Reinsurance Fund in Deficit Position 10/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Utah hasn’t accepted new claims to its second injury fund since 1994, but the fund still owes at least $166 million, according to the latest annual report, released Sept. 26. ...Read More
 
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