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Workers' Compensation News


6 Comp Measures on Fast Track to Passage 04/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1098 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 111 min read
Six workers' compensation measures are on the fast track to passing in the Texas Legislature this week, including a bill requiring carriers to reimburse doctors for the cost of medical causation narrative reports. ...Read More

Attorney Complicit in Comp Fraud Can't Represent Client's Estate 04/26/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1033 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court last week disqualified an attorney from representing the estate of a 37-year old worker in a wrongful death action because the attorney had helped the same worker defraud the state in a workers' comp claim. ...Read More

Bills Target Insurer Profits and Propose State-Chartered Mutual Company 04/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1924 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner continued to push for cost-saving reforms as state lawmakers returned to Springfield this week, but the Democratic majority has other changes in mind for the state workers' comp system. ...Read More

Court Reverses Order Directing Payment of Attorney Fees Into Attorney's Trust 04/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 955 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a reasonable opportunity to object to her former attorney’s request that the fees payable to him be paid into a trust instead. ...Read More

Lawn Care Isn't Compensable Service for Worker in Wheelchair 04/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1162 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that lawn care is not a compensable service for a wheelchair-using worker. Case: Morelli v...Read More

General Contractor Gets Summary Judgment in Coverage Dispute 04/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1022 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to summary judgment establishing its entitlement to coverage under a subcontractor’s insurance policy for a worker’s alleged injuries. ...Read More

Company That Hired Temporary Worker Qualified as 'Employer' 04/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 838 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a company that hired a temporary worker was entitled to civil immunity as the worker’s employer, as a matter of law. ...Read More

WCB Bulletin Outlines Reforms Included in Budget Bill 04/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 920 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 115 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board says it will start taking public comments on new permanent impairment guidelines by Sept. 1 and adopt at least interim regulations by Jan. 1, in response to budget legislation that includes a laundry list of workers’ comp reforms. ...Read More
Advisory Committee to Discuss Rules for Medical Fees, EDI Implementation 04/26/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 847 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will discuss rule-making related to medical fees and electronic reporting when it meets May 10 in Boise. Members of the committee will hear updates on the Industrial Commission’s ongoing efforts to implement Electr...Read More

Appropriations Committee Passes Anti-Fraud Measures 04/26/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation to require insurers to create anti-fraud units and to keep fraud-fighting efforts confidential. ...Read More
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