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Rule Spells Out Injuries That 'Shock the Conscience' for PTSD Claims 09/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation gave notice Tuesday that it has proposed a rule that will establish exactly how gruesome an injury must be to “shock the conscience.” ...Read More
 
 

NJCRIB Files for 5.3% Rate Decrease 09/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing to the Department of Banking and Insurance seeking a 5.3% decrease in the overall premium and rate level, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

SAIF Holding Forum for Reforestation Employers 09/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 46 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is holding payroll reporting and injury prevention training for employers in the business of restocking depleted forests and woodlands. ...Read More
 
 

HEMIC Subsidiary to Offer Temporary Disability Insurance 09/19/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Co. is launching a wholly owned subsidiary to offer temporary disability insurance. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Security Guard's Claims of Discrimination, Negligence 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court threw out a security guard’s claim of discrimination and negligence against her former employer as insufficiently pleaded to survive a motion to dismiss. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Jury Verdict for Injured Worker's Retaliation Claim 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker’s claim of retaliation was properly submitted to a jury to determine whether his pursuit of benefits had led to his termination. ...Read More
 
 

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty in Compounding Kickback Scheme 09/19/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Another pharmacist has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities have said is the largest health care fraud case in Mississippi: a compounding pharmacy scheme that defrauded Tricare and other insurance programs of millions of dollars. ...Read More
 
 

Statute of Limitations Barred Worker's Claim for PTSD From Armed Robbery 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was time-barred from pursuing a claim for a mental injury from an armed robbery at her workplace. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Denies Charges in Cream Scheme 09/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Waxahachie anesthesiologist is rejecting federal charges that he received kickbacks as part of a two-state compounding medication scheme that defrauded the federal workers' compensation and other insurance programs. ...Read More
 
 

84% of Injured Workers Get Care Within 7 Days; Patients Per Doc Drops 09/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The percentage of injured workers who are able to receive initial care within seven days has remained steady for the past several years, at 84%, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation reported this week. ...Read More
 
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