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Court Overturns Denial of PTD Benefits; Remands for Commission to Clear Up 'Mess' 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a denial of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding that the Industrial Commission erred in focusing on whether she had abandoned the workforce without determining if she was capable of working. ...Read More

Court Upholds Reduction in Worker's PPD Award to Account for Pre-Existing Arthritis 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a reduction in the amount of a worker’s permanent partial disability award based on a finding that his accepted occupational disease did not cause the diminished range of motion in his fingers. ...Read More

Liabilities From Insolvent Trusts Now Down to $34 Million, Board Reports 07/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The outstanding liability left by the insolvency of 20 New York self-insured group trusts has shrunk, from more than $900 million to $34 million, the state Workers' Compensation Board reported. ...Read More

Court Denies Further Benefits for Housekeeper With Broken Toe 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the denial of a worker's claim for additional benefits after two years of receiving extensive medical treatment for a broken toe. ...Read More

Employer Can Enforce Lien Against Worker's Recovery Pursuant to 'High/Low' Agreement 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an employer’s lien applies to the proceeds collected by an employee pursuant to the terms of a “high/low” agreement in his medical malpractice claim. ...Read More

Pharmacist Sentenced to Five Years in Kickback Scheme 07/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Houston pharmacist this week was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with a kickback scheme linked to a chiropractor. Nermin Awad E...Read More

Police Officer With Pending Request for Reconsideration Can Benefit From Change in Law 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 240 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a change to the governing statutes for psyche injuries sustained by police officers requires that the Workers’ Compensation Board consider a new version of the law in ruling on an application. ...Read More

Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Employer 07/05/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance has admitted that she defrauded her employer out of approximately $4,000 by submitting false information in support of insurance claims. ...Read More

Formulary, Benefit Extension Process on Committee Agenda 07/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Kentucky advisory committee has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss rules to implement a drug formulary and establish a process to allow claimants to appeal for an extension of benefits beyond 780 weeks. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Payouts From Uninsured Fund 07/05/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that limits the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More
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