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ICA Holding Legislative Stakeholder Meeting in October 09/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is holding a meeting in October to hear recommendations for the introduction of legislation. ...Read More

Postal Worker Accused of Stealing $213K in Comp Benefits 09/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A former postal worker from Tampa was indicted on felony fraud and theft charges for allegedly lying about the extent of her injuries and working a side job while drawing federal workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security disability income benefits. ...Read More

Fraud Grant Payments Increasing by 11% 09/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
Prosecutors throughout California will receive more money to fight workers’ compensation fraud, thanks to both a larger assessment for the current fiscal year as well as a decision to distribute unspent money from the last fiscal year. ...Read More

WCAB Member Admits Friendship With Gov. Brown Landed Him His Job 09/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1249 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board member Juan Pedro Gaffney acknowledged in an article posted by the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday that...Read More

Emerge Diagnostics Partners With Trucking Industry Consultant 09/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 14 min read
Emerge Diagnostics, developer of a soft-tissue electro-diagnostic program, has announced a partnership with CasKen, a consulting company focused on the transportation, utility and property industries. ...Read More

PDMP Data Used to Assess Workers' Pre-Injury Opioid Use 09/12/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
A newly published study from Washington state may be among the first to use data from a state prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, to look at injured workers’ use of opioids before they are hurt on the job. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Damages From Supervisor Who Removed Safety Guard 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a trial court's award of $873,000 in damages to a worker who filed a negligence suit against his supervisor. ...Read More

One Call, Broadspire Partner on Chronic Wound Program 09/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
One Call, a provider of workers' compensation care management services, is partnering with third-party administrator Broadspire to develop a program to improve the healing of wounds in injured workers. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Coverage for Worker's Epidural Injections 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to coverage for epidural injections to treat his back pain even though there was no evidence of improved functioning and no documentation that the injections resulted in any decrease in his use of pain medication. ...Read More

Business Owner on Trial for Alleged Comp Fraud, Underreporting of Payroll 09/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The workers' compensation fraud trial of a prominent Ohio businessman and former town official began this week in Canton. ...Read More
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