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No Summary on Security Guard's Claim of Providing Timely Notice of Injury 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a hospital security officer was not entitled to summary judgment on the issue of whether he had provided his employer with timely notice of a nose injury he suffered while trying to restrain a violent patient. ...Read More

Court Sorts Out Application of Industrial Code Sections to Worker's Fall From Ladder 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court clarified the application of the Industrial Code’s safety regulations to a worker who fell while using part of an extension ladder he had borrowed from a property owner. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Injured Worker's Malpractice Claim Against Former Attorney 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice claim against her former attorney, finding that she had failed to establish a triable dispute over whether the attorney had failed to adequately represent her interests. ...Read More

Bankers Seek Fewer Restrictions on Benefit Cards 06/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A proposed pilot project that would allow California employers to pay temporary disability benefits with debit cards would work better with fewer restrictions on fees and without a requirement that workers opt into the program in writing, according to finance industry lobbyists. ...Read More
Federal Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 12 More in Fraud Schemes 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2454 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday announced the indictment of two doctors and an attorney in an alleged kickback scheme to defraud workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers — in addition to 30 other doctors, pharmacists and other suspected conspirators who al...Read More

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Football Player's Cumulative Trauma Claim 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an out-of-state football player could not pursue a cumulative trauma workers’ compensation claim within the state. ...Read More

2nd DCA Upholds Dismissal of Drobot's Malicious-Prosecution Claim as SLAPP 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A California appellate court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of the malicious-prosecution lawsuit filed by Michael D. Drobot against a group of surgery patients who had accused him and two of his companies of participating in a spinal hardware counterfeiting scheme. ...Read More
DWC Adopts Quarterly Updates to Fee Schedule 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted quarterly updates to the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system. The division said it adopted the following changes from Medicare: CMS’ Medicare National Phy...Read More

WCRI: Fee Schedules Help Trim Costs of Hospital Outpatient Surgeries 06/29/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
States with medical fee schedules have mostly been able to control costs for hospital outpatient surgeries better than their non-fee schedule counterparts, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute, but there are some exceptions to the rule. ...Read More

WC Rule Change Would Let Law Students Represent Claimants 06/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 616 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A proposal by the New York Workers' Compensation Board to let law students and legal interns represent injured workers has met with the full fury of claimants' attorneys, who believe it is an unfair and unrealistic proposal. ...Read More
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