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Workers' Compensation News

Carrier Precluded from Presenting Evidence Still Prevails on Defense against Claim 09/09/2020
Source: WorkSompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for injuries from an alleged on-the-job fall, even though her employer’s insurance carrier was precluded from presenting any evidence to contest her claim. ...Read More
WCB Didn't Err in Denying Review of Award to Worker who Didn't Prove Labor Market Attachment 09/09/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not obtain board review of a judge’s determination that a worker was entitled to permanent partial disability benefits despite her failure to establish her attachment to the labor market because the employer did not properly complete t...Read More
Court Tosses Finding Employer Made Bona Fide Offer of Employment to Worker with Broken Neck 09/09/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 186 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned a finding that an employer had made a bona fide offer of employment to a worker who had suffered a broken neck in a car accident. ...Read More
Surgeon Barred From Comp Work After Charged with Neglect in Flesh-Eating Disease Case 09/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has barred a surgeon from treating injured workers after he was found guilty of neglecting a patient who was in the grip of a flesh-eating disease. ...Read More
Comp Court Cuts Hours 09/09/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Starting Oct. 1, the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court will have shorter hours, the court announced. The court, which is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday, will be open until 4:30 p.m. at its Lincoln and Omaha offices. Faxes received after 4:30 p.m. will be ...Read More
DWC to Hold Virtual Meeting on Rules for UR, Peer-Review Doctors 09/09/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a Zoom meeting with stakeholders next month to discuss proposed rules defining which doctors can perform peer reviews and utilization reviews. ...Read More
Data Show Hundreds of COVID Claims from U.S. Customs Workers 09/08/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
Data released by the federal Office of Workers' Compensation Programs show that U.S. Customs and Border Protection warehouse officers and Veterans Administration nurses have filed more COVID-related comp claims than any other type of federal worker. ...Read More
Supreme Court Splits on Appropriate Review of Commission's Assement of Medical Evidence 09/08/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 201 min read
A divided Mississippi Supreme Court reinstated a decision by the state Workers' Compensation Commission finding that a worker had reached maximum medical improvement without a loss of wage-earning capacity from his injuries from a car accident. ...Read More
Worker Gets Benefits Despite Delay in Reporting Injury, Conflicting Causation Evidence 09/08/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a back injury, despite his failure to immediately report his accident and the existence of conflicting medical evidence on the cause of his ongoing complaints. ...Read More
Maximum Benefit Level Rises by $31 Per Week 09/08/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The minimum and the maximum weekly benefit in Kentucky will rise in 2021, thanks to an increase in the state's average weekly wage, the Department of Workers' Claims announced. The average weekly wage in 2019 climbed to $918. State law sets the weekly maximum for workers' comp...Read More
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