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Worker Had No Loss of Wages From Occupational Disease 02/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a former World Trade Center recovery worker had suffered no loss of wages from an occupational disease he contracted from exposure to lead. ...Read More

No Benefits for Woman Allegedly Squeezed Like 'Jelly Doughnut' in Elevator Doors 02/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of benefits to a state hearing officer, finding that she lacked credibility to support her claim of injuries from being squeezed by the closing doors of an elevator “like a jelly doughnut.” ...Read More

Court Publishes Ruling on Denial of Benefits for Worker With Mental Injury 02/22/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ordered publication of its decision denying benefits to a worker for a psychiatric injury from exposure to a diesel fuel leak. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Proper Interest Rate for Unsuccessfully Challenged Awards 02/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that two injured workers were not entitled to 9% interest on their workers’ compensation benefits while their employers unsuccessfully challenged their awards. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Refine Process for DWC Admin Penalties 02/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Wednesday proposed informal draft rules that would fine-tune its process for imposing penalties, as directed by legislation passed last year. ...Read More

Committee Clears Bill to Close 'Loophole' Used to Deny Undocumented Workers' Claims 02/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
A state Senate committee on Tuesday cleared a bill that would remove an avenue for insurers to avoid paying workers’ comp claims for undocumented workers. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty in Compounding Scheme 02/22/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
A Linwood, New Jersey, man has admitted to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Place Self-Insurance Fund Under Another Agency 02/22/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that would move the administration of the State Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund from the Department of Health and Environment to the Department of Administration has been passed by the House of Representatives. ...Read More

Senate Calls on Advisory Council to Find Ways to Cut Hospital Costs 02/22/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Utah Senate passed a bill calling on the state’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council to prepare a series of reports detailing plans to reduce hospital costs. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Misconduct Charge Against Ousted Director 02/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The ousted director of the Utah Labor Commission’s Adjudication Division may have made the wrong call about what the law holds, but he didn't engage in misconduct just by instituting a policy that conformed to his interpretation, the state Supreme Court ruled.  ...Read More
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