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Failure to Notify Doctors of Intervening Injury Leads to Denial of RSD 07/22/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant's failure to tell her medical providers about an intervening injury ultimately doomed her secondary claim for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, according to a decision from Ohio's 8th District Court of Appeals. Case: Jolette v. A T L M, et al., No. 99173.Facts:...Read More
Former Medical Assistant Claims Retaliation in Comp Case 07/19/2013
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former medical assistant for a West Virginia medical center has filed suit against the company, contending he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim.The West Virginia Record reported that Samual Lee Carroll, of Cabell County, W.V., filed suit against Huntington Internal...Read More
Ford Fined $41,800 for Safety Violations 07/19/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Ford Motor Co. for eight serious health and safety violations at the company's plant in Buffalo, N.Y.OSHA said in a press release the violations involve asbestos exposure and violations of respiratory protection rules. ...Read More
Five Claims Shops Fined for $124,654 in Unpaid Benefits 07/17/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1046 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation fined five claims shops a total of $218,769 after 2012 audits found the offices had not paid at least $124,654.71 in benefits due to injured workers, as well as other violations. Overall, the division said its review of 64 claim...Read More
Friends, Family Mourn Death of Attorney Sheldon M. Gallner 07/17/2013
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Friends and family mourned the death of workers' compensation attorney Sheldon M. Gallner on Tuesday, who spent the majority of his 37-year legal career representing injured workers in Iowa and Nebraska.Funeral services were held Tuesday for Gallner, who passed away from cancer on Fr...Read More
Fatal Boss' Day Lunch Was Not AOE/COE, Court Rules 07/15/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 1968 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A supervisor was not in the course and scope of employment when she died in a head-on collision while returning from a lunch that was held in her honor, Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal concluded. Case: Robinson, et al. v. Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, No. 2012 CA 1446, 7...Read More
Franklin University Announces New Risk-Management Program 07/15/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Franklin University announced that it has partnered with the Ohio insurance industry to offer a new bachelor's program in risk management and insurance. The school, which specializes in adult education, will offer classes in underwriting and risk management that are taught by risk-ma...Read More
FWCJUA Issues RFP for Actuarial Services 07/15/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association is soliciting proposals from actuarial services firms to assist the organization with actuarial matters, according to the Friday edition of the Florida Administrative Register.The FWCJUA said the consultant will conduct...Read More
Formulary Cuts Use of Nonrecommended Drugs by Two-Thirds 07/11/2013
State: TX | Segment: Top | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
By John P. Kamin, ReporterThe share of drugs that are not recommended by Texas treatment guidelines has decreased by two-thirds since the Division of Workers' Compensation adopted a closed formulary, according to a re...Read More
Fitch: Workers' Comp Market Continues to Harden 07/11/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fitch Ratings said Wednesday that after two years of increasing workers' compensation premium rates, there is little sign that the trend of increasing prices will reverse in the near term.Fitch said workers' compensation ...Read More
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