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Claimants' Lawyer Takes Fight Against Formulary Bill to the Internet 06/06/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Philadelphia claimants’ attorney is organizing opposition to a proposed bill that would create a nationally recognized, evidence-based formulary for the state workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Police Officer's Claim for Retirement Benefits for Post-Concussion Issues 06/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived a police officer’s claim for accidental and performance-of-duty retirement benefits after he suffered a concussion from a confrontation with a suspect. ...Read More

CRB Isn't Required to Consider Worker's Wage Loss in Determining Entitlement to PPD 06/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 747 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
In a case of first impression, the District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a worker’s wage loss is a relevant consideration for determining entitlement to a schedule award for permanent partial disability, but it is not necessary. ...Read More

City Lowers Comp Premiums Through Training, More Oversight 06/06/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal
PERMA, which insures the city of Peekskill for workers’ compensation, has agreed to drop its new premiums by $200,000 because of a favorable experience in 2016. ...Read More

Commission to Move Into Leased Space at Former Media General Headquarters 06/06/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 1034 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will lease the former headquarters of defunct communications company Media General. ...Read More

Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Worker Hit by Falling Sheet of Plywood 06/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for his injuries from being struck by a falling piece of plywood. ...Read More

Canadian Guideline: Try Non-Opioid Therapy First for Chronic Pain 06/05/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new medical treatment guideline from Canadian researchers is the latest to recommend non-drug and non-opioid therapies rather than opioids as the preferred treatment for chronic pain. ...Read More

Construction Owner Charged With Selling His Comp Coverage Certificate to Subcontractors 06/05/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 580 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a construction firm has been arrested and charged with fraud for allegedly operating a shell company for the sole purpose of selling the company’s workers’ compensation certificate, investigators say. ...Read More

City Worker Pleads Guilty to Receiving Benefits While on the Job 06/02/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 945 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A city of Amsterdam employee was sentenced to three years of probation supervision, and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution, for defrauding the workers’ compensation system “and stealing benefit to which he was not entitled,” an inspector general said. ...Read More

Claimant Loses in Long-Delayed Appeal of Penalty Award 06/01/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court reversed a ruling by the Office of Workers’ Compensation awarding a claimant $6,000 in penalties for her employer's failure to pay medical bills, and one judge admonished the OWC in a separate opinion for taking more than three years to issue a decision in th...Read More
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