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Workers' Compensation News


Fire Chief Makes Pitch for PTSD Coverage 07/09/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
In the wake of a mass stabbing that killed a 3-year-old and injured five other children in Idaho’s capital city, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says it’s time that the state’s workers’ compensation system covers first responders who claim to develop post-traumatic stress dis...Read More

Gov. Approves Extra Pay for Docs Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 07/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that could allow doctors to receive a bonus for treating firefighters with compensable cancer claims. ...Read More

Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Neck Injury but Remands for Additional Findings 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Other | 11 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had established the compensability of a neck injury following a work accident. However, the court said the Industrial Commission needed to make additional findings about her wage-earning capacity and the effect of her employer’s f...Read More

Homeowners Had No Liability to Injured Independent Contractor 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled the owners of a residential property were entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim for a fall from the roof of their home. ...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Dismissal of Labor Law Claim 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor and property owner were entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s Labor Law claim based on his fall from an improperly placed ladder. ...Read More

Man Charged in Massive Check-Cashing Fraud in Miami 07/09/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A man who was convicted of workers' compensation fraud in 2012 has now been charged in connection with a $500 million fraudulent check-cashing enterprise that helped contractors pay workers in cash and avoid compensation costs. ...Read More

Commissioner's Refusal to Hear Evidence of Vocational Disability Didn't Violate Due Process 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a worker was not denied due process when a commissioner refused to hear her evidence in support of a vocational disability claim. ...Read More

More Plea Agreements on Horizon in Bill Mill Case 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1289 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A chiropractor accused of running capping and billing schemes at medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley, and a psychologist indicted on charges of paying kickbacks for referrals, have apparently reached a deal with federal prosecutors. ...Read More

Court Asks WCAB to Determine if Appeal of Lien Declaration Deadline Was Frivolous 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 723 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal asked the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to determine whether an appeal of an en banc decision that defined the deadline for lien declarations mandated by Senate Bill 1160 was brought in bad faith. ...Read More

Formulary, Fraud Legislation on Agenda for CCWC Conference 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 124 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
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