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Four Shareholders Named at Capehart Scatchard 02/05/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
New Jersey law firm Capehart Scatchard has admitted four new shareholders, including three attorneys in the workers’ compensation department. ...Read More
 
 
Fees Enacted for Disputed Cases 02/01/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
The Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has posted notice that as of Jan. 20, it charges fees as part of court costs in disputed cases. Fees that are not pre-paid must be paid upon dismissal of a case, final judgment in the docket number or on demand by the clerk. ...Read More
 
 

Fire Departments Awarded Grants to Buy Protective Equipment 01/31/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 56 | 0
Thirty-nine Ohio fire departments will share nearly $377,000 in grants from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a new program that aims to reduce firefighters’ exposure to toxins. ...Read More
 
 

Falling Rates Possible Indicator of Soft Market Cycle 01/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 144 min read
California carriers on average reduced their filed pure premium rates by more than 5% in 2017, and employers saw a bigger decline in the average amount they paid for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Few Small Businesses Have Comp Coverage, Survey Finds 01/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Only about one in six small-business owners in a recent survey said they have workers’ compensation coverage, a trend that some say may be due to lack of awareness of the importance of the coverage or a belief that it will cost too much. ...Read More
 
 

Feds Ask to Merge Restitution Hearings in Pacific Hospital Cases 01/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 691 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to schedule concurrent restitution hearings for Michael D. Drobot, his son and a former chief financial officer who oversaw the spinal surgery kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach alleged to have bilked California workers’ compensatio...Read More
 
 

Former Health Official: Non-Narcotic Pain Treatment Is the Way to Go 01/26/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
A former director of the Rhode Island Department of Health spoke to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council this week about the role non-narcotic pain treatment centers play in the fight to quash the opioid epidemic, the news site Uprise RI ...Read More
 
 

Furniture Assembler Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud After Making Facebook Posts 01/25/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
A Connecticut furniture assembler has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud after an investigation by the chief state attorney’s workers’ compensation fraud unit, Connecticut’s Division of Criminal Justice announced this week. ...Read More
 
 

Formulary Launches Quietly; Focus Shifts to Transition Deadline 01/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1009 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
California’s new prescription drug formulary, which launched Jan. 1, appears to have caused no more disruption than the related update to the state’s evidence-based treatment guidelines that took effect one month earlier. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Trial Judge Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Exclusive Remedy 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A federal trial judge in Oklahoma rejected an injured worker’s constitutional challenge to the exclusive remedy provision of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
 
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