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Workers' Compensation News

CA 1st Upholds Peculiar Risk Doctrine 02/03/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 188 | 0
In an opinion not certified for publication, the First District of the California Court of Appeals upheld the pecurliar risk doctrine in holding landowners not liable for a contractor's employee's injuries. In Duffy v. City & County of San Francisco, No. A108968, 01/30/2006, James D...Read More
Chiro Arrested for Allegedly Faking Homeowner Claim 02/03/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 111 | 0
A Southern California chiropractor was arrested on a single charge of insurance fraud for allegedly making a false claim on his homeowner's insurance policy, the California Department of Insurance announced this week. Michael Keklikian, 38, was arrested Tuesday by investigators from the...Read More
Conservative: Illegals Treated Better Than Citizens 02/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 294 | 0
A conservative columnist with firsthand experience about a disabling condition accuses corporate America of wielding workers' compensation as a two-edged sword against U.S. citizens and to protect an illegal workforce. Writing for the Conservative Voice, Jill Cohen Walker describes how she...Read More
CPCU Leadership Courses 3/23 in Boston 02/03/2006
State: MA | Segment: Events | 41 | 0
The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society will offer two courses, Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning, on March 23 in Framingham, Mass. The courses are offered by the CPCU Society National Leadership Institute (NLI) and hosted by the society's Central Massachusetts and Bost...Read More
CA 5th Remands Case Back to WCAB 02/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 619 | 0
In an opinion not certified for publication, the Fifth District of the California Court of Appeals remanded a claim back to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upon concessions of error. In Saiz v. WCAB (Akh Co.), No. F047705, 01/31/2006, Steve Saiz injured his hand while wor...Read More
CA 6th Allows Civil Action for Comp Fraud 02/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Sixth District of the California Court of Appeals certified for publication its January 4, 2006 opinion, in which it affirmed a trial court's decision to allow civil action regarding workers' compensation fraud. In People ex rel. Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. v. Thompson, No. H0263...Read More
Calif. Chiro Group Wants to Keep AME Fee 02/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Safety | 356 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) has urged state regulators not to reduce agreed medical examiners' pay, saying their expertise is needed "more than ever before." "The system needs physicians who are considered impartial, and, most importantly, have the expertise to address the...Read More
CWCI Comments on Medical-Legal Fee Changes 01/31/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers' Compensation Institute on Monday asked state regulators to broaden the definition of claims administrator in proposed changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. The Division of Workers' Compensation held a public hearing Monday on the drafted changes to the regulatio...Read More
Connecticut Puts Notice to Employees Online 01/31/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has posted its Notice to Employees online. Employers may download the required notice. The notice is available in Adobe's PDF format, and requires the use of Adobe's free Adobe Reader. The free software is available for download off the state We...Read More
CA 3rd: Basketball Injury Not Compensable 01/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Third District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that a police officer injured while playing in a pickup game of basketball at a private facility not entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In City of Stockton v. WCAB (Jenneiahn), No. C050085, 01/27/2006, Sean Jenne...Read More
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