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No Duty Disability Benefits for Police Officer's Falls 11/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to duty disability benefits for his back pain following a fall while restraining a suspect and another fall while searching for people in a burning building. Case: Matter of Buckley v. DiNapoli, No. 526128, 11/15/2018...Read More

New Senate President Signals Willingness to Revisit Attorney Fee Limits 11/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
Almost three years after a landmark Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down statutory limits on attorneys’ fees, the new president of the state Senate said he’s willing to reopen the much-debated topic and consider changes to the state’s workers’ compensation laws....Read More

Nurse Paying $130K to Resolve Kickback Allegations 11/26/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
An Oklahoma nurse has agreed to pay $130,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that she accepted illegal kickbacks from Oklahoma Compounding, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma City announced. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Fall During Attempted Repair of Ladder 11/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for an alleged fall from a ladder that needed repair. ...Read More

No Benefits for Employee With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From 'Funky' Ergonomics of Workstation 11/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 362 min read
An Arizona appellate court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits for her bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome from the allegedly “funky” ergonomics of her workstation. ...Read More

NCCI Report Shows Medical Costs Dropping Since Fee Schedules Adopted 11/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Legislation passed in 2013 that switched North Carolina to a Medicare-based reimbursement plan continues to have its intended effect: The state’s medical costs for 2016 and 2017 were below regional and national averages in most categories, a new report shows. ...Read More

NFIB Wants Reimbursement on Error-Based Premiums 11/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A Pennsylvania employer group is urging regulators to order a refund on workers’ compensation premiums that were raised this year because of an insurance carrier’s erroneous data reporting. ...Read More

No Benefits After Worker's Post-Termination Car Accident 11/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentra
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for injuries from a car accident that happened while he traveled to retrieve equipment for his former employer. ...Read More

No Benefits for Farmhand Struck by Car After Grabbing Beer at Girlfriend's House 11/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a farmhand was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from being struck by a car as he crossed a road. ...Read More
New Designated Doctor Forms Required Dec. 6 11/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation posted a reminder on Friday that system participants on Dec. 6 must start using two new forms — DWC Form-032 and Form-068 — to comply w...Read More
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