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Court Orders Commission to Revisit Denial of Benefits to Worker 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the state Industrial Commission needed to revisit its denial of benefits to a worker in light of the state Supreme Court’s determination that a worker does not need to prove the futility of a job search to establish a complete incapacity for em...Read More

Illinois Casualty Co. Profit Down 74% for 2017 02/21/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Net earnings dropped by 63% in the fourth quarter, to $452,000, at ICC Holdings Inc., the parent company of Illinois Casualty Co. For the full ye...Read More

Employer Can't Approve Treatment by Provider Other Than Worker's Authorized Doctor 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer cannot authorize treatment for a worker but insist that a doctor other than the worker’s authorized physician perform the treatment. ...Read More

High Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Off-Site Accident 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
New York’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law claims based on injuries he sustained while fabricating steel rebar for a construction project in Manhattan, even though he fell while at a temporary work facility in another area. ...Read More

Report: Hospital Billing Accounted for 46% of Work Comp Medical Costs 02/21/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Indemnity costs accounted for 50.3% of total claim costs, and medical costs made up 49.7% for claims that closed in 2016, according to an annual report from the Kansas Department of Labor Workers Compensation Divis...Read More

Commission Announces Email Service of Orders; New Deputy Commissioner Named 02/21/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
Workers’ comp defense attorney Mary Claire Brown has been appointed a deputy commissioner in the Charlotte regional office of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. ...Read More

House Approves Amended Bill Exempting Amateur Athletes From Comp 02/21/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Athletes meeting U.S. Olympic Committee or Canadian Olympic Committee criteria to qualify as amateurs would be exempt from workers’ compensation coverage and other labor law protections, under a bill the Oregon House of Representatives passed Tuesday. ...Read More

Providers Oppose Bill to Impose Fee Schedule 02/21/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Medical providers on Tuesday urged the Senate Small Business and Industry Committee to reject a bill that would mandate adoption of a workers’ compensation fee schedule. ...Read More
Texas Mutual Appoints Business Development Manager 02/21/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it has hired Benjamin A. Siddons as vice president of business development. Siddons joins Texas Mutual with more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, seven of those in the workers’ compensation field, the carri...Read More

Prosecutors Say Pill Mill Doctor Killed Two Patients 02/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Ohio prosecutors on Friday unveiled a 272-count indictment against a physician who is accused of running a pill mill out of his office in Jackson Township that overprescribed medications to the point that two patients died of overdoses. ...Read More
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