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Industrial Commission Schedules Hearing on Electronic Payment Rules 10/08/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission is holding a hearing this week on proposed rules that would allow employers to pay indemnity benefits using debit cards. ...Read More

DME Providers Sentenced in Kickback Case 10/08/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Two owners of a durable medical equipment company have been sentenced in federal court for paying kickbacks to a pain management doctor in Fort Myers, Florida, for business referrals. ...Read More

Fee Dispute Can't Resolve Challenge to Reasonableness of Supplies Provided to Worker 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania last week ruled that an insurance carrier cannot raise a defense in a fee review hearing based on the alleged unreasonableness of the service for which it refused to pay. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of TTD to Worker Who Added New Conditions to Claim 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker presented enough medical evidence that a newly allowed condition had caused an independent period of temporary total disability to support a new claim for benefits. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claim for Scaffold Project Injuries 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker hired to build scaffolding for a bridge inspection project was subject to the protections of the Labor Law, and that a triable question existed as to liability for his injuries from stepping into a hole. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Construction Worker's Prematurely Dismissed Labor Law Claim 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived an injured construction worker’s Labor Law claim, saying the suit should not have been dismissed on a motion for summary judgment prior to discovery. ...Read More

Board Adds, Removes Dozens From Authorized Provider List 10/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has removed dozens of medical providers from the list of those authorized to treat injured workers, and added dozens more, according to bulletins issued by the the board. ...Read More
Advisory Council Meets Wednesday 10/08/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the state of the system, vital statistics, impartial medical exams and other items. Linda Turner, executive director of the Department of Industrial Accidents, will discuss the department'...Read More

CWCI Summarizes Comp Bills Enacted in 2018 10/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 709 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute summarized nearly 20 bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this year that are of potential interest to the comp industry. ...Read More

1st DCA Sets Oral Argument on Apportionment for Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition 10/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 904 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal is set to hear argument next month about whether the long-standing rule holding employers liable for permanent disability caused by the aggravation of a pre-existing condition is relevant in the era of apportionment. ...Read More
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