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Court Upholds Apportionment of Worker's PTD Equally Between 2 Back Injuries 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to apportion a worker’s permanent total disability equally between two back injuries with two different employers. ...Read More

Worker's SLU Award Can Be Adjusted to Account for Prior Injuries 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s schedule loss of use award for a knee injury was properly adjusted to account for his two prior knee injuries for which he had also received SLU awards. ...Read More

Claimant Accused of Submitting Fake X-Ray, Police Report 09/11/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Police are on the lookout for a Minnesota claimant who allegedly submitted an X-ray that she found on the internet, along with a fake police report, to seek workers’ compensation benefits, according to ...Read More

Latest Round of Formulary Revisions Focuses on Chronic Pain 09/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Opioid antidote naloxone has been added to the California workers’ comp formulary as a drug that is exempt from prospective utilization review, in just one of dozens of changes to the formulary that will take effect Oct. 1. ...Read More

High Volume of IMR Cases Expected to Continue 09/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 888 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
The number of treatment disputes in California’s workers’ compensation system that are being resolved through the independent medical review process increased in 2017 and is on pace to increase again this year. ...Read More

Nursing Assistant Sentenced for Fraud 09/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
A Northern California nursing assistant was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $8,382 in restitution after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor workers’ compensation fraud charge. ...Read More

Protz Fix May Be in Jeopardy in Final Days of Session 09/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
With two weeks to go before the Pennsylvania legislative session cranks up again, no fewer than nine workers’ compensation bills are now on the table, including a much-debated adjustment to impairment ratings prompted by a landmark court ruling. ...Read More

Trump Order Makes ALJ Appointments More Political 09/10/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 250 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump has removed the hiring of federal administrative law judges from the competitive civil service...Read More

Federal Government Violated FOIA by Withholding Information From Injured Workers 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A federal trial judge in Colorado has ruled that the government violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to fully release information related to referee physicians and claimants involved in workers' compensation cases. ...Read More

IME Company, Provider Booted From Comp System 09/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has rescinded the designation of a provider of independent medical examinations and has ...Read More
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