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Formulary, Fraud Legislation on Agenda for CCWC Conference 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
California’s new drug formulary and anti-fraud legislation are among the topics to be discussed at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation annual conference, to be held July 11-13 in Anaheim. ...Read More

New Ambulatory Fee Schedules Official After Three Years of Litigation 07/06/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
After three years of litigation and a do-over on the rule-making process, new fees for ambulatory surgery centers in North Carolina officially took effect this week, shifting from a charge-based system to a Medicare-based fee schedule designed to limit costs. ...Read More

Worker Can Pursue Retaliation Claim Despite Arbitrator's Decision Upholding Termination 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an injured worker could pursue a retaliation claim despite an arbitrator’s earlier finding that the man was not wrongly fired. ...Read More
Board Suspends Doctor for Failing to Answer Interrogatory 07/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board suspended New York City doctor John Felix Waller’s authorization to treat injured workers after he failed to cooperate with its investigators. The board said that it served interrogatories to Dr. Waller’s last known business...Read More

ALJ's Don't Need to Rank Causes of Firefighter's Cancer in Determining Compensability 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 433 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative law judge does not have to rank risk factors in the course of determining whether an employer rebutted the statutory presumption that a firefighter’s cancer was caused by his employment. ...Read More

Court Won't Vacate Default Judgment for Defendant in Personal Injury Action 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a defendant in a construction worker’s personal injury action was not entitled have its default set aside, since it could not demonstrate good cause for its failure to participate in the proceedings. ...Read More

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Injured While Moving Dead Body 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court panel upheld the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer who suffered a hand injury while moving a heavy corpse. ...Read More

Unrebutted Opinion of Voc Rehab Counselor Established Worker's 100% Loss of Earning Capacity 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a utility district employee had no earning capacity after an on-the-job back injury, since he properly reported his injury to his employer and there was no evidence to rebut the final opinion of the vocational rehabilitation counselor selected by the parti...Read More

Contractor Cited for Failing to Provide Fall Protection 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A contractor faces $48,778 in penalties for exposing employees to dangerous falls at two South Florida worksites. The U.S. Occupational Safety and...Read More

Commercial Bakery Cited for Fall and Electrical Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Miami bakery faces $67,261 in fines for exposing employees to caught-in, fall and electrical hazards. The U.S. Occupational and Safety Administration c...Read More
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