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Workers' Compensation News


Police Officer With Pending Request for Reconsideration Can Benefit From Change in Law 07/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 240 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a change to the governing statutes for psyche injuries sustained by police officers requires that the Workers’ Compensation Board consider a new version of the law in ruling on an application. ...Read More

Proposed Fee Schedules Would End Therapy for Injured Workers, Psychologists Say 07/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
For almost 40 years, Robins and Associates, a psychology practice in New York City, has supervised mental health professionals who provide therapy to injured workers. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Moves Into Eighth State 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Pie Insurance has begun online sales of workers’ compensation policies directly to small businesses in North Carolina, the company announced on Thursday. ...Read More

Panel Set to Approve New Hospital Inpatient Rates 06/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation's Three-Member Panel will meet July 6 to approve new maximum reimbursement allowances for inpatient hospital care. ...Read More

Pricey Opioid Antidote Evzio Called Bad News for Settlements 06/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, is a workers’ comp “settlement killer” if prescribed in a pricey auto-injector form called Evzio, some claims companies are warning. ...Read More

Prosecutor Says Public Awareness Campaign Slashed Fraud Prosecutions 06/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1067 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
SAN DIEGO — More arrests are coming in a fraud sweep that has already netted 55 arrests and 32 convictions, the chief of San Diego County’s insurance fraud prosecution unit told a business group on Friday. ...Read More

Puckett Departs DWC After 19 Years; Leaves Unique Safety Programs to D'Amura 06/18/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Friday was the last day at the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation for the woman who has been credited with launching a number of programs designed to reduce workplace injuries. ...Read More

Postal Worker Convicted for Submitting $46K in False Travel Claims 06/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal jury convicted a Texas postal worker of theft of public money for submitting $46,000 in false travel reimbursement claims for treatment of an on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Presumption Bill Passes Senate, Goes to House Labor Committee 06/13/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The New Jersey Senate has endorsed a bill that would provide workers' compensation coverage for first responders who are stricken with cancer and lung disease. ...Read More

PEO Owner Convicted of Defrauding BWC 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 349 | 0 | Popular with Empty | 1740 min read
The owner of an Ohio professional employer organization pleaded guilty last week to wire fraud and money laundering after federal prosecutors charged that he defrauded the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by underreporting payroll. ...Read More
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