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Columbus Day Holiday Didn't Extend Time for Employer to File Petition for Review 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to an extra day to file a petition for review of an award, since Columbus Day was not a holiday for the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Employer's Third Challenge to Worker's Treatment Regimen 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected an employer’s third attempt to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of a worker’s treatment regimen for a 10-year old back injury. ...Read More
 
 

Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase 84% 10/11/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 238 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the maximum penalty for workplace safety violations will nearly double on Oct. 20 to account for inflation. ...Read More
 
 

Medata Opens Office in Henderson 10/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 223 min read
Medical cost-containment company Medata opened a new office in Henderson, Nevada, after running out of room to add new staff to its office in California. ...Read More
 
 

Grocery Store Worker Gets Benefits for Injuries From Off-the-Clock Fall 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a grocery store employee was entitled to benefits for injuries from a fall that occurred after she finished her shift and was walking across the store to pick up a meal before heading home. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revisits Labor Law Dispute, Revives Portions of Worker's Claim 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A New York appellate court revisited a Labor Law dispute over a worker’s fall from a ladder and revived portions of his claims against a contractor that had been hired to install signage at a retail space. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Submits Hodgepodge of Rule Changes to Legislative Committee 10/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said Wednesday that it has filed with a legislative review committee 12 proposed rule changes relating to classification rates, security fund contributions, retrospective rating and other matters. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Employees Charge Retaliation Over Shooting Range Comp Claims 10/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 361 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 317 min read
Six employees of a Philadelphia shooting range have filed a lawsuit, alleging that they were fired after they filed workers' compensation claims over respiratory injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Providers Say Reimbursement Inadequate Under Proposed Pharmacy Rules 10/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 771 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Service providers say changes to the pharmaceutical fee schedule that the Division of Workers’ Compensation proposed in September could significantly reduce reimbursement rates in California. ...Read More
 
 

Claimant Gets Year in Jail, Probation for Misrepresenting Injury 10/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 785 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 141 min read
An injured worker who pleaded no contest to one count of fraud for intentionally misrepresenting the extent of his injuries was ordered to serve one year in county jail. ...Read More
 
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