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Appellate Court Reverses Commission for 2nd Time in Same Case 11/21/2016
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
For the second time, a split Mississippi Court of Appeals last week reversed a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission regarding a claim by a worker that she was permanently and totally disabled by workplace accident, with the majority finding the commission's ruling did not comp...Read More

WCRI to Discuss Doctor-Dispensing Reforms During Webinar 11/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar on Dec. 8 to review its research on the impact of state reforms on physician dispensing. ...Read More

Postal Worker Accused of Fraud 11/21/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 710 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 218 min read
A U.S. Postal Service worker in northern Colorado was arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud after she was allegedly observed doing things she said she couldn’t do because of her injury, according to a ...Read More

TDI Report: Injuries Requiring Time off Work Down 12.3% in 2015 11/21/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Just over 46,000 Texans spent time away from work due to occupational injuries and illnesses in 2015, down 12.3% from the previous year, according to a Texas Department of Insurance report.  ...Read More

White Paper on Monitoring Social Media Predicts Impact for Carriers 11/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The insurance company QBE has published a white paper on using social media to detect insurance fraud.  Saying that social media offers "nea...Read More

Police Officer Charged With Comp Fraud Pleads no Contest to Infraction 11/21/2016
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 610 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 3 min read
A Utah police officer pleaded no contest to an unspecified infraction as part of a plea deal after he was charged with workers' compensation fraud, according to a ...Read More

OSHA Fines Plumbing Contractor $274K After Worker Dies in Trench Cave-In 11/21/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
James Rogers, 33, of Winchester, Ohio, died in a trench collapse while working for KRW Plumbing in June. Earlier this month, the federal workplace safety agency fined the company $274,359 after two inspections. ...Read More
Laura M. Brooke Joins Pearson Koutcher, Expanding Practice to N.J. 11/21/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Laura M. Brooke has joined Pearson Koutcher Law as a claimants' attorney who will expand the Pennsylvania-based practice to New Jersey.  Brooke will continue to represent claimants in the Philadelphia area. With her arrival, Pearson Koutcher has opened a new office in Cherry Hill...Read More

Medical Costs Per Total Benefits Lower Than Rest of Nation 11/21/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
North Carolina continues to pay less in medical costs per total benefits than the rest of the country, an NCCI report says. ...Read More

Bridge Painter Worked While Collecting Benefits, BWC Says 11/21/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Campbell resident who moved to Florida must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $23,601 after receiving workplace injury benefits while employed and for using multiple aliases to cover his crime. ...Read More
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