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Workers' Compensation News

House Panel Okays Changes to KASPER 03/05/2012
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee last week approved legislation that would reclassify the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) system as a law enforcement tool, allow drug data to be shared with state prosecutors and move the drug database from the Cabinet for Healt...Read More
High Court Declines Review to Adjuster OT Case 03/02/2012
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court remanded claims' adjusters' class-action overtime suit during its weekly conference. The state Supreme Court had originally granted review to the case of Hodge v. Aon Risk Services in May 2011, but opted to deny review and remand the case in light of ...Read More
House Committee Mulls Bill to Award Attorney Fees 02/29/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michelle Tirado, Correspondent, and Sherri Okamoto, Legal ReporterA bill that would allow the Workers' Compensation Commission to award an injured worker payment for legal fees when a claim is reopened and new benefits are awarded is one of several measures working their way throu...Read More
House Committee Approves Senate Bill on Comp Law Changes 02/29/2012
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 315 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri House of Representatives Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety approved Senate-passed legislation on Monday to prevent lawsuits by co-workers for workplace injuries and to affirm that occupational diseases are covered by workers' compensation.Senate Bil...Read More
Hopkins Named President, CEO of Argus West Investigations 02/27/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Argus West Investigations in Fountain Valley, Calif., announced on Friday the appointment of Matthew Hopkins as president and chief executive officer.In July 2011, Argus West founder Philip J. Premetz passed away unexpectedly after having led the company as the owner and managing directo...Read More
House Approves Changes to JCC Nominating Process 02/27/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida House voted 77-35 on Friday to approve a bill that would abolish the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) and transfer its responsibilities to the nomination panel for the Florida First District Court of Appeal.House Bill 971, sponsored b...Read More
Hypoglycemic Attack Did not Cause Work Injury, Court Rules 02/24/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A hypoglycemic episode did not cause a claimant to fall from his chair, a New York appellate court concluded. Case: Eccles v. Truck-Lite, No. 512435, 2/23/12, published.Facts: Daryl Eccles, a Truck-Lite employee, was injured when he fell from his chair while at work. He filed...Read More
High Court: Restrictions, Prescriptions Leave Nurse PTD 02/24/2012
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A registered nurse's physical condition, prescriptions, and work restrictions have rendered her permanently and totally disabled, a Tennessee appellate court concluded. Case: Mousseau v. Davita, No. W2010-02612-SC-WCM-WC, 2/21/12, published.Facts: Vonetta Mousseau, a regi...Read More
High Court Denies Review to Idiopathic Seizure Case 02/23/2012
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 981 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court denied review to a panel decision holding a Central Valley steakhouse liable for a baker's head injuries that resulted from an unexplained seizure. The state Supreme Court denied review to the case of Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant v. WCAB (Orrala) on We...Read More
House Approves Revising Workers' Comp ALJ Selection Process 02/23/2012
State: KS | Segment: CENTRAL | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas House of Representatives has passed and sent to the state Senate legislation that would give employers greater control over the selection of workers' compensation judges.House Bill 2531, sponsored by the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, would revise th...Read More
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