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No Benefits for Worker Who Fell Asleep Behind Wheel 01/03/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to an electrician who suffered injuries in a car crash after he fell asleep while driving home from work. ...Read More

Board Removes Doctor's Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 01/03/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has removed a Cropseyville physician’s authorization to treat injured workers after he surrendered his medical license because of a drunken driving conviction. ...Read More

Cuomo Vetoes Paid Leave, Deputy Retirement Benefit Bills 01/03/2019
State: NY | Segment: NATIONAL | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed two more bills that would have expanded benefits for grieving workers and for sheriffs' deputies. ...Read More

Feds Rebuke Drobot for Misleading Statements in Forfeiture Fight 01/02/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Federal prosecutors say Michael D. Drobot doesn’t seem to understand that his champagne wishes and caviar dreams don’t take precedence over his obligation to relinquish $10 million in ill-gotten gains from the kickback scheme he orchestrated at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Reverse Offset, Opt-Out Predicted to Be Hot Topics in New Year 01/02/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
As the Social Security system moves closer to insolvency, some are predicting that the federal government may take aim this year at the workers’ compensation “reverse offset” provision found in 15 states. ...Read More

Bill Would Bar Firing of Workers for After-Hours Use of Legal Pot 01/02/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 320 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Recreational and medical marijuana are legal in Massachusetts. But that has not solved the thorny problem of how to objectively differentiate between injured employees who are stoned at work and those who may be users after hours. ...Read More

Burton Discusses His Career, Work Comp History on Podcast 01/02/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
John F. Burton Jr., professor emeritus at Rutgers and Cornell universities, is featured in a podcast on “The History of Workers’ Compensation.” ...Read More

Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Corporate Officer Sued for Worker's Death 01/02/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal last week ruled that a corporate officer for an elevator service company could not be haled into Florida to defend against claims of misconduct by the family of a fatally injured worker. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Standard for Doctor to 'Demonstrate and Certify' Worker's PTD Status 01/02/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a doctor satisfies the statutory requirement of demonstrating and certifying a worker’s permanent total disability if he clearly states the medical condition and restrictions post-injury, and attests to the truth of his statements. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Teacher's Request for Additional Benefits, Penalties 01/02/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an injured teacher was not entitled to collect both her salary and temporary total disability benefits for her period of disability that extended beyond the school year. ...Read More
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