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Helmets Gain Traction as Head Protection for Construction Workers 08/31/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
As brain injuries draw increased attention in workers’ comp, a growing number of construction companies are trying out helmets rather than hard hats as a way to better protect workers’ heads. ...Read More
 
 
Hearing on 2019 Pure Premium Recommendation Scheduled for Oct. 5 08/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The California Department of Insurance is holding a public hearing Oct. 5 to consider the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendation to cut the advisory pure premium rate by 4.5%. The WCIRB on Aug. 20 filed with CDI its ...Read More
 
 

High Court Rules Exclusive Remedy Precludes Tort Claim Over UR Decision 08/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The California Supreme Court ruled that workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for disputes arising out of the utilization review process, and suggested that lawmakers evaluate whether the system properly incentivizes doctors reviewing treatment requests to make &ldquo...Read More
 
 

Handyman Ordered to Repay $41K in Disability Benefits 08/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
A maintenance man for a mobile home park must reimburse his former employer more than $41,000 after pleading guilty last week to a felony count of workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Rejects Attorney's Claims of Wrongful Conduct in Prior Disciplinary Proceedings 08/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine last week ruled that an attorney had no viable claims against the individuals and entities involved in prior disciplinary proceedings that resulted in an order suspending him from the practice of law. ...Read More
 
 
Hearing on Physicians' Fee Schedule Canceled 08/16/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A hearing set for today to discuss a medical fee schedule for physicians has been canceled after no one requested time to speak, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet announced. The Department of Workers' Claims will continue to accept written public comments until Aug. 31. Comments can be addre...Read More
 
 

Hearing Scheduled on Pending NCCI Loss Cost Filing 08/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 182 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
The Alaska Division of Insurance has scheduled a Sept. 12 hearing to discuss a pending National Council on Compensation Insurance loss cost filing. ...Read More
 
 

High Court OKs Last-Minute Exclusivity Defense 07/31/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Nevada employers aren’t required to promptly raise exclusive remedy as a defense against negligence complaints and can assert the affirmative defense at any point in a case when doing so doesn’t prejudice an injured worker, the state’s high court ruled last week. ...Read More
 
 

Hospital Co-Founder Pleads Guilty in Forest Park Kickback Case 07/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 760 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Federal prosecutors have announced another guilty plea in the wide-ranging Texas hospital kickback scheme that led to the indictment of 21 people, including doctors, hospital officials and one well-known workers' compensation attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Set to Determine Competency of Attorney Indicted in Kickback Case 07/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1562 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge scheduled a hearing next month to determine whether attorney Lee Mathis is competent to stand trial on charges of paying kickbacks to providers who referred work comp patients to a medical company he created. ...Read More
 
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