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Workers' Compensation News


Worker's Malpractice Claim Against Former Attorneys Fails as Untimely Filed 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice action against his former attorneys because he failed to file within the statute of limitations. ...Read More
Rutgers Law Review Recaps Grand Bargain Symposium 04/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 734 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
Papers presented during a Rutgers law symposium on the workers’ comp "grand bargain" are now available in the Rutgers University Law Review. Materials from the Sept. 23, 2016, symposium are included in ...Read More

WCD Proposes Changes to Employee Leasing Rules 04/02/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 680 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division proposed changes to its worker leasing rules to clarify licensing and record-keeping requirements, including reporting of workers’ compensation data for each client. ...Read More

Employer Liable for $0 in Benefits Must Pay Worker's Share of Attorney Fees 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 694 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
A divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that an employer was responsible for the payment of a worker’s share of the fee owed to an attorney. ...Read More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud Charges 04/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 1052 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A doctor indicted last year on 14 prescription drug fraud charges pleaded guilty to charges of promoting a dangerous drug and promoting a harmful drug, the ...Read More

Medical Transport Business Lacked Comp Coverage, Prosecutors Allege 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The owner of a medical transportation business in Broome County, New York, has been arrested on suspicion of running the company without workers’ compensation insurance or a valid taxi business license. ...Read More

WILG to Host Conference on Constitutional Challenges 04/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 713 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, or WILG, is hosting a “Constitutional Challenge Summit” on April 18 in Washington, D.C. ...Read More

Doctor Suspended After Patient Dies 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has suspended a physician after he reportedly sent a heart patient home without adequate treatment. The patient was found dead later that day, according to a bulleti...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Request for PTD as Unsupported by Evidence 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 780 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that substantial evidence did not support a decision by the state Workers' Compensation Commission denying a worker’s request for permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More

Governor Signs Rate Deviation Bill; Amended LLC Bill Returns to House 04/02/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 707 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a bill intended to clarify how workers’ compensation carriers can use the tiered-rating system lawmakers approved last year. ...Read More
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