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Workers' Compensation News


 
NBA Player Gets Six Years in Referral and Tax Fraud Scheme 07/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2021 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A retired basketball player who received kickbacks for referring athletes to a workers’ compensation attorney in Southern California as part of a larger scheme to siphon off money from a charity was sentenced to six years in prison. Kermit A. Washington, 66, pleaded guilty in Novemb...Read More
 
 
Cargo Company Cited for Fatal Forklift Accident 07/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 222 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined SSA Pacific Inc. $205,235 for willful and serious safety violations uncovered during an investigation into a Jan. 9 fatal forklift accident at the Port of San Diego. A longshoreman was driving a forklift to a transit shed Jan...Read More
 
 
Doc Accused of Self-Dealing Pleads Not Guilty 07/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Southern California doctor pleaded not guilty to fraud charges relating to allegations that he referred workers’ compensation patients to have services provided at other clinics he owned, according to a report by ...Read More
 
 
Study Finds Mixed Results From State's Medical Treatment Guidelines 07/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Lost-time duration for New York workers with low back injuries fell following the state’s implementation of workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines, according to a new study, which also found that the rate of magnetic resonance imaging increased after the guidelines took effect....Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Mulls Whether Marijuana Is The Rx For Comp 07/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NH | Segment: Top | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Some workers' compensation insurance carriers have been quietly paying claims for marijuana and one claimant's attorney is hoping that the New Hampshire Supreme Court will make his state the sixth to specifically require workers' comp carriers to pay for pot. "It'...Read More
 
 
PEOs, Formulary Updates Are Subjects of Proposed Regulations 07/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has published a notice of rules awaiting a recommendation under the state’s “common sense” initiative: an update to the BWC prescription drug formulary and rules regarding professional employer organizations. The proposed ...Read More
 
 
Opioid Prescribing Rules to Take Effect Aug. 8 07/11/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A regulation that requires doctors to check the state’s prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing opioids and sets an initial limit of a seven-day supply of opioids for acute pain will take eff...Read More
 
 
Shipyard Faces $271K Fine Following Employee Drowning 07/11/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $271,061 for a Florida shipyard where an employee drowned in an accident in January. OSHA issued citations on July 2 to North Florida Shipyards Inc., a shipbuilding and repair company in Jacksonville. ...Read More
 
 
Court Says Comp Board Lacked Jurisdiction to Overturn Worker's Award of TTD 07/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not overturn an award of temporary total disability benefits as being unsupported by the record evidence since none of the parties had contested the award during the proceedings before the administrative law judge....Read More
 
 
Industrial Commission to Discuss Wage Report 07/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Government agency | 2 min read
Members of the Idaho Industrial Commission are scheduled to hear a follow-up report recapping a subcommittee discussion of average weekly wages when they meet today in Boise. The agenda for the meeting doesn’t provide any additional information about the substance of the follow-up r...Read More
 
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