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3rd-Party Recovery Can't Be Used as Credit for Future Medical Expenses 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer cannot seek reimbursement for future medical expenses from the proceeds of an employee’s recovery from a third-party tortfeasor, if the total recovery exceeds the amount of benefits that the employer has already paid. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Indicted for Allegedly Overbilling Claimants 06/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A Texas grand jury has indicted a Lewisville attorney on three counts of workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for allegedly billing clients for services that weren’t provided, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. said Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 
WCD Updates Benefit Calculators 06/20/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division for the last time announced that it has updated online calculators that can be used to determine disability benefits owed to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Tuesday's Switch to PDF Forms Postponed 06/20/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A plan by the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission to make it easier to view documents online has been postponed until further notice.   ...Read More
 
 

Carrier That Paid More Than 104 Weeks of TTD Can't Claim Overpayment 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier that paid an injured worker temporary total disability benefits in excess of the state’s 104-week cap could not later reclaim the payments. ...Read More
 
 

Audit Finds IRS Paying Comp Claims Without Proper Documentation 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Internal Revenue Service is not ensuring that workers’ compensation claims are properly documented to show that the claimant was injured during the scope of employment or that claimants are still disabled and remain eligible for employment, according to ...Read More
 
 

Board Can't Consider Records From Worker's Prior Comp Claim 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not rely on the medical records from a prior claim filed by a transit authority employee a year before he died to determine whether the death was compensable. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Award for FedEx Driver With No Evidence of Acute Injury 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent impairment benefits and wage-loss disability benefits for a FedEx driver even though multiple medical witnesses said they could find no evidence of an acute injury to explain his symptoms. ...Read More
 
 

Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in $1.4 Million Compounding Scheme 06/20/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A nurse practitioner in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to prescribing unnecessary compounded drugs and defrauding insurance programs of almost $1.4 million, authorities announced. ...Read More
 
 

Crawford & Co. Sells Legal Services Unit to Epiq 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 164 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
Crawford & Co. announced that it has sold Garden City Group, its legal administrative services unit, to Epiq, an international legal services firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...Read More
 
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