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Mail Clerk Failed to Establish Connection Between Work and Her Asthma 02/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a mailroom clerk who blamed the poor ventilation in her workplace as the cause of her asthma. ...Read More

Fired Cop Pleads Guilty to Workers' Comp Fraud 02/08/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 1276 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former police officer in Clinton, Maine has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, according to the television station WABI TV 5. ...Read More

Hartford Reports Profit Increase Buoyed by Workers' Comp Results 02/08/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. reported a 10% increase in its fourth quarter 2015 net income to $421 million, from $382 million in the year prior. ...Read More

Study: Injured Workers in Pennsylvania Satisfied With Medical Care 02/08/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 623 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has found that injured workers in Pennsylvania are satisfied with the medical care they receive, legal website LexisNexis reported. ...Read More
Man Charged With Making Threat to "Get His Piece" Over Benefits Dispute 02/08/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Norwalk, Conn. convalescent home worker was charged on Wednesday with threatening to get his firearm during an argument with a social worker about workers’ comp benefits, ...Read More

CDI Asked to Declare EquityComp Decision Precedential 02/05/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4111 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Now that the California Department of Insurance has decided that an EquityComp side agreement was illegal and unenforceable, attorneys who represent employer-participants in the program want that ruling to become binding precedent so the issue doesn't have to litigated again and again. ...Read More

DWC Reminder: Plain Language Forms Should Be Plain 02/05/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation calls them "plain language forms," the PLN-1 and PLN-11, because they are supposed to explain to workers why a claim is being denied or if there is a disputed issue that results in a refusal to pay. But the division and some atto...Read More
Hartwig Leaving Insurance Information Institute for University of S.C. 02/05/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 3107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Robert Hartwig, who's been the voice of the insurance industry for nearly a decade, is leaving the Insurance Information Institute this summer to join the faculty of the University of South Carolina. ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Timely File Cost Bond Was Fatal to Its Appeal 02/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1242 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that timely service of a bond upon the administrator of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals is a mandatory prerequisite to having the Supreme Court review a decision of the WCCA. ...Read More

Employer Wasn't Prejudiced by Commission's Belated Provision of Reports to Doctors 02/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 2218 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Industrial Commission's inadvertent failure to provide its reviewing physicians with medical reports prepared by an employer's doctors at the same time it provided the reports prepared by the employee's doctors was not prejudicial error, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More
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