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Worker Can Pursue Jones Act Claim Despite Failure to List It as Asset in Bankruptcy Filing 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a maritime worker’s failure to disclose his potential Jones Act claim in his bankruptcy petition did not bar him from later pursing the claim. ...Read More

Court Upholds WCJ's Assessment of 'Wildly Differing Opinions' on Worker's Disability 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a worker for her injuries from a fall on her second day at a new job. ...Read More

Daughter Can Proceed With Tort Suit Against Mother's Employer 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 149 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a farmworker’s minor daughter can proceed with a negligence claim against her mother’s employer for the disfigurement of her hand from an accident that occurred while she was assisting the woman. ...Read More

Higher Minimum Wages Will Mean Slightly Higher Premiums, NCCI Says 09/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A higher minimum wage in states across the country will put upward pressure on workers' compensation premiums for employers, and higher indemnity costs for insurers. ...Read More

AG Appeals Sixth Edition Ruling to Kansas Supreme Court 09/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
In a move that has surprised some, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that threw out the latest version of the impairment guidelines. ...Read More

Chiros Accuse One Call of Unfair Business Practices 09/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
An association of medical providers has filed a new lawsuit against One Call, accusing it of engaging in unfair business practices in California by inducing providers to accept cheaper rates in exchange for more referrals. ...Read More

Providers Dive Right Into Telemedicine Expansion 09/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Just days after a new rule to potentially expand the use of telemedicine in workers’ comp took effect in Texas, occupational medicine provider Concentra announced Tuesday that it had launched telemedicine services in the state. ...Read More

Court Allows Tort Claim Against Insurer That Doctored Videotape, Had Worker Arrested 09/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 771 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
After Mario Seguro-Suarez fell 18 feet from a ladder, suffered brain damage and won a claim for total disability, his employer’s insurer went so far as to selectively edit a video of the man, then have him fraudulently arrested by the local police department. ...Read More

Western District Won't Review Temporary Award to Worker Who Tested Positive for Pot 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined to weigh in on whether a worker’s positive drug test forfeited his entitlement to benefits for a severe brain injury after a fall from a scaffold. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claims for Discrimination, Retaliation 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a hospital employee’s claim of disability discrimination and retaliation following her termination for failing to return to work after being injured in a parking lot fall. ...Read More
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