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Court Rejects Class Action Against Auto Insurer Over WC Coverage Exclusion 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a motorist was not entitled to certification of a class action against her automobile insurance carrier for its refusal to make medical payments for injuries subject to coverage under a workers’ compensation policy. ...Read More

Woodworking Company Cited for Combustible Dust Accumulation 09/12/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Other | 7 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Alabama woodworking company for allegedly exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards from combustible dust. ...Read More

Worker's Failure to Provide Timely Notice of Claim Required Reversal of Award 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim in the basis that she had not provided her employer with timely notice of injury. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits to Firefighter for Fall 09/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a firefighter for his injuries from falling while stepping out of an ambulance. ...Read More

Cuomo Signs Extension of 9/11 Comp Benefits 09/12/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation that reopens the window for workers and volunteers at the 9/11 World Trade Center cleanup to file or appeal their workers' compensation claims. ...Read More

CWCI Study Finds Record High Number of IMR Decisions Issued Through June 09/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 670 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
Maximus Federal Services is on pace this year to issue more independent medical review final determination letters than it did in any year since the program launched, according to a new study by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More

Federal Law Doesn't Pre-Empt Common-Law Misclassification Test 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCpmpCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act does not pre-empt the common-law test used by the labor commissioner to determine whether a motor carrier has properly classified its drivers as independent contractors. ...Read More

Operators of Care Company Charged With Trafficking, Not Carrying Comp Insurance, Fraud 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Four family members failed to carry workers’ compensation insurance for the immigrant laborers they forced to work for their adult residential and child care company, according to California’s attorney general. ...Read More

Encompass Hires Ramon Terrazas as Medical Director 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Encompass Health Solutions, a provider of workers’ compensation services including nurse triage, has appointed Dr. Ramon Terrazas as medical director. ...Read More

DWC Corrects Weekly Pharmaceutical Fee File 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is recommending that anyone who used its pharmaceutical calculator on Sept. 5 or 6 to run calculations again using a corrected data file posted on Friday. ...Read More
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