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Parish Bears No Liability for Cement Truck Driver's Fatal Crash 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 15 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the family of a truck driver failed to prove that his fatal accident had been caused by the defective condition of the road on which he had been traveling. ...Read More

Passing Scores Save UROs From Paying Most Penalties for 2018 Audit Violations 09/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 602 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Five utilization review organizations audited this year all scored passing grades, resulting in the Division of Workers’ Compensation waiving most of the penalties they faced for violations uncovered during the inspections. ...Read More

Paradigm Deal Illustrates Interest in Catastrophic Care 09/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophically injured workers, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by OMERS Private Equity, the companies announced Thursday. ...Read More

Panel Says Judge Improperly Capped Worker's PPD Award 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a church employee’s permanent partial disability benefits were improperly capped, since the evidence did not support a finding that she had been fired for stealing. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Raise Many Questions on What Makes for PTSD 09/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
Six months after the Florida Legislature deemed post-traumatic stress disorder a workplace injury, and just days before the law takes effect, state regulators are still grappling with the essence of the issue: What horrible scenes qualify a first responder for compensation? ...Read More

Prior Rulings in Worker's Case Didn't Qualify Her for MITF Compensation 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court this week ruled that adjudication of a pre-existing, non-work related disability made simultaneously with adjudication of a pre-existing work-related injury could not support an award of permanent total disability benefits payable by the Multiple Injury Trust Fund...Read More

Peanut Processor Facing $309K in OSHA Penalties 09/20/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Georgia peanut processor faces $309,505 in penalties after it flunked a re-inspection by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OS...Read More

Pacific Hospital Mastermind Starts Serving Sentence 09/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 968 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Michael D. Drobot started serving a 63-month prison sentence for paying kickbacks to providers who referred California workers’ compensation patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Pharmacist Gets Benefits for Injuries From Investigating Alarm 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a pharmacist for his injuries from a fall that happened after he was called in to work on Christmas day to investigate a security alarm's sounding. ...Read More

Postal Worker Accused of Stealing $213K in Comp Benefits 09/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
A former postal worker from Tampa was indicted on felony fraud and theft charges for allegedly lying about the extent of her injuries and working a side job while drawing federal workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security disability income benefits. ...Read More
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