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No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Demolition Project Mishap 11/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a scaffold while demolishing a cinder block wall. ...Read More
 
 

New Jones Walker Attorney Will Handle Jones Act, LHWCA Claims 11/29/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Sara Kuebel The Jones Walker law firm in New O...Read More
 
 

Feds Threaten Lawsuit Over Nuclear Worker Presumption 11/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 576 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The U.S. Department of Justice is threatening to sue Washington state over a new law that presumes cancer, respiratory disease and other specified conditions arose out of and in the course of employment for workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. ...Read More
 
 

Pfizer Receives 6-Month Patent Extension for Lyrica 11/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Drug company Pfizer has received a six-month patent extension for Lyrica, a non-opioid medication used to treat pain and a top drug in workers’ comp. ...Read More
 
 

Providers Take Issue With 'Unlawful' Wording in Reimbursement Manuals 11/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — What happens when regulations require that surgical implant charges be based on a manufacturer’s invoice, but there is no manufacturer’s invoice? Or when rules ask that a supplier’s rebate be reflected in the bill, but the amount of the rebate won&rs...Read More
 
 

MedRisk Develops Treatment Guidelines for Post-Concussion Symptoms 11/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
MedRisk, a provider of physical medicine management for workers’ comp, announced Tuesday that it has developed medical treatment guidelines for post-concussion symptoms. ...Read More
 
 

Legislature Overrides Veto; Medical Providers May Charge Interest for Late Bills 11/28/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A bill that will allow Illinois medical providers to charge 1% interest for late payments for services provided to injured workers is now the law in Illinois, after the state House of Representatives voted 110-2 to override an amendatory veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns WCB's Assertion of Jurisdiction Over Railroad Worker's Claim 11/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A New York appellate court last week ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board erred in taking jurisdiction over a railway worker’s claim of injury without first determining whether every relevant party had waived rights and remedies under federal law. ...Read More
 
 

The Hartford Launches Online Addiction Education 11/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Hartford has partnered with the nonprofit Shatterproof on an online educational program that provides information on drug addiction. The on...Read More
 
 

Amputation, Burns Prompt Citations Against Food-Processing Plant 11/28/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 110 min read
A food processing company in Brundidge, Alabama, has received federal citations after two employees were hospitalized in separate incidents involving burns and a fingertip amputation. ...Read More
 
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