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Workers' Compensation News


Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim 10/19/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1545 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal refused to reinstate a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress filed by an attorney disbarred earlier this year for not abiding the terms of his probat...Read More

Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February 10/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 864 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in Southern California approved a third request to delay sentencing of Michael R. Drobot, pushing the date back from Nov. 17 to Feb. 16. ...Read More

Exoskeletons Poised for Wider Use by Injured Workers 10/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The use of exoskeletons to treat injured workers is catching on slowly, but medical application of the devices could get a boost as they are used more frequently for improving productivity in the workplace, one expert said. ...Read More

No Death Benefits for Unmarried Live-In Partners, Appellate Court Affirms 10/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A disabled woman who relied on her live-in boyfriend of 13 years for income couldn’t collect death benefits after he died because they were an unmarried couple living together, ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Approves 12.8% Rate Reduction 10/19/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Indiana Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson announced Wednesday that he approved an average 12.8% reduction in workers’ compensation rates, to take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

Judge Orders State to Refund Money Swept Out of Work Comp Fund 10/19/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Kansas county judge has ordered the state to repay a little more than $3 million that it swept out of its Workers’ Compensation Fee Fund and other funds financed by user fees to balance the state budget during the height of the recession in 2009, the ...Read More

Alliant Names New SVP/Pharmacy Practice Lead 10/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Employee Benefits named Sal Morana senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead for hospitals and health systems as part of its expanding pharmacy consulting practice. ...Read More

BWC Considers Rules on Physician Incentives, Lumbar Fusion Surgery 10/19/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation wants to award incentives to doctors who take on extra work as an injured worker's "treatment team leader." ...Read More

Contractor Drops Appeal of Fine for Fatal Accident 10/19/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A contractor agreed to pay $280,000 in penalties for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, and an additional $12,500 for misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor. ...Read More

Epic Opens Office in Pittsburgh 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has opened an office in Pittsburgh.  ...Read More
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