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Court Upholds Commission Decision Denying Additional Benefits for Worker's Fall 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 117 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission denying a worker’s request for additional benefits for her alleged injuries from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Clarifies Application of Statutory Cap on Insurance Guaranty Association's Liability 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the statutory limit on the Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association’s liability for claims must be deducted from the total amount of a claimant’s damages in a case involving settlements from multiple tortfeasors.   ...Read More
 
 

HEMIC Declares $3.5 Million Dividend 09/07/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has declared a $3.5 million dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is the 12th consecutive ...Read More
 
 

Paradigm Acquires Pain Management, Addiction Network 09/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of case-management services for catastrophic workplace injuries, has acquired Adva-Net. Adva-Net provides workers&rsq...Read More
 
 

Physician-Dispensing Reform Is Topic of WCRI Webinar 09/07/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The impact of Pennsylvania's physician-dispensing reform will be the focus of a one-hour webinar hosted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Sept. 27. ...Read More
 
 

Firefighter Pushes Back After City Sues for Legal Fees in Cancer Presumption Case 09/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Texas firefighter has taken to the airwaves because the city of Austin filed suit against her after she was diagnosed with cancer and won a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 

State Returns to Affidavits for Exempting Businesses From Comp Coverage 09/07/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 20 min read
Until four years ago, all that a small business in Oklahoma had to do was file an affidavit to show that it was exempt from having to provide workers' compensation coverage for employees.  ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Prison Guard Now Faces Lockup for Alleged WC Fraud 09/07/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A former prison guard could now face time behind bars himself after he was charged with $64,000 in workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Chiropractic Clinics Owner Convicted in Billing Scam 09/07/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal jury in Kentucky convicted the former owner of several Louisville-area chiropractic clinics on fraud, conspiracy, theft and money laundering charges related to a $5 million insurance fraud scheme. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Chief Named President of NAWCJ 09/07/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
James J. Szablewicz, chief deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, has been named president of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, the commission announced Thursday. ...Read More
 
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