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Workers' Compensation News

Court Upholds PPD Award to Worker Despite 0% Impairment Rating 11/12/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a worker for a wrist injury, even though the only medical report in evidence had assigned him a 0% impairment rating. Case: Continental Tires of the Americas v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm...Read More
Court Clarifies Jurisdiction for Appeal of Order Terminating Worker's Entitlement to Benefits 11/12/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 452 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In a case of first impression, an Ohio appellate court ruled that the Court of Common Pleas had jurisdiction to hear a worker's appeal from an Industrial Commission order terminating her ability to participate in the workers' compensation fund for one of her medical conditions, ...Read More
Worker's Permanent Out-of-State Move Wasn't Withdrawal from Workforce 11/12/2015
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A worker's move from Pennsylvania to Nevada did not establish that she had permanently removed herself from the workforce, the Commonwealth Court ruled. Case: Chesik v. WCAB (Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs), No. 758 C.D. 2015, 11/09/2015, published. Facts: Ma...Read More
Eight Indicted in $25 Million DME Kickback Scheme 11/11/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 5656 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday charges eight people with defrauding California workers' compensation carriers out of $25 million by paying kickbacks to providers who referred patients for hot/cold and shockwave therapies could be just the tip of the iceberg. U.S. Att...Read More
2nd DCA Asked to Reconsider Ruling on Admissibility of Medical Reports 11/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California's 2nd District Court of Appeal is being asked to reconsider its ruling that the opinion of a privately retained expert evaluating an injured worker is not admissible as evidence before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Labor Code Section 4060(c) says that if...Read More

Worker Claims Farm Was Illegally Uninsured 11/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 722 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The ranch manager of a farm owned by the brother of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher alleges in a lawsuit the facility was illegally...Read More

DOL: Residential Care Facility Misclassified Workers 11/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Services Thursday for Marilyn Green, 87 11/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 940 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Services for Marilyn S. Green, founding partner of Cantrell Green who died Oct. 29 at the age of 87, will be held Thursday at Temple Israel in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise. Green practiced workers' compensation law since being admitted to the s...Read More
Worker Gets PTD Award for Injury from Chair Collapsing 11/11/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 1435 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of permanent and total disability benefits for injuries suffered when a chair collapsed beneath him as he was eating lunch. Although the Legislature in 2005 abrogated the Missouri case law pertaining to ...Read More

Christie Vetoes COLA Bill for PTD Claimants 11/11/2015
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Businesses are burdened enough in New Jersey without millions of dollars in workers' compensation surcharges being piled on them, the state's governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says. ...Read More
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