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Retail Safety Group Members Receive 35% Dividend 12/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Friedlander Group Inc., the manager for Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group No. 544, has paid a 35% dividend to 712 members. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Firefighter's Cancer Claim Due to Deficiencies in ALJ's Ruling 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court overturned the denial of a cancer-stricken firefighter’s claim for benefits due to the administrative law judge’s failure to provide adequate findings and analysis to allow for meaningful review. ...Read More

6th Circuit Rejects Mine Operator's Constitutional Challenge to Award of Black Lung Benefits 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A federal appellate court upheld an award of black lung benefits to a veteran coal miner, finding his employer failed to timely raise its constitutional challenge to the authority of the administrative law judge who issued the award. ...Read More

Substantial Evidence Supports Award to State Employee With Back Injuries 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his impairment from a series of back injuries, as well as for his substantial loss of wage-earning capacity. ...Read More

Property Owner's Agent Granted Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 12/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner’s agent should have been granted summary judgment dismissing part of an injured worker’s Labor Law claim, since it did not oversee the worker’s activities. ...Read More

Fees for Medical Services Increasing 1.6% in 2019 12/10/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Maryland medical providers will get a 1.6% pay increase next year, under an updated fee schedule approved by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

WC Board Posts Formulary Rules Notice 12/10/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board has posted online the Official Disability Guidelines formulary, which will become effective on Jan. 1. ...Read More

Health Technology Clinical Committee Doesn't Decide Compensability of Surgery 12/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 26 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that findings of the Health Technology Clinical Committee are among several sources of information that the Department of Labor and Industries must use in making medical coverage decisions, but its opinions are not controlling on the agency. ...Read More

Chiropractor Admits Inner Workings of Frontline Scheme 12/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
A Southern California chiropractor claims fraudulent articles of incorporation, unnecessary prescriptions and surgeries that were sometimes approved based on falsified medical records were all part of the $150 million kickback scheme at Frontline Medical Associates. ...Read More

1st DCA Says EquityComp Program Providers Can't Compel Arbitration With Ex-Customer 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that yet another disgruntled EquityComp customer could not be compelled to arbitrate its fraud claims against the program providers. ...Read More
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