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Injured Police Officers Remain Subject to Adjustment of Pension Benefits 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A narrowly divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an injured police officer-turned-attorney was subject to having his disability pension adjusted to account for income from his new profession, and that he was required to undergo annual independent medical evaluations. ...Read More

County Courthouse Employees Sue Over Mold Exposure 02/14/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Five employees of a South Carolina county courthouse have sued their employer over its alleged failure to protect them from toxic mold exposure, WSPA-TV 7 reports. ...Read More

Board Adds and Removes Authorized Medical Providers 02/14/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board has removed 85 providers and added 62 on the list of those authorized to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations (IMEs). ...Read More

Rauner Primary Challenger Vows Work Comp Reform 02/14/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
State Rep. Jeanne Ives, who is challenging fellow Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial primary March 20, vowed during a campaign stop in Decatur on Monday to reform workers’ compensation and lower costs for employers. ...Read More

Cop Sentenced for Work Comp Fraud After Faking Shooting 02/14/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 74 min read
A former Newcomerstown police officer who fabricated a story about being shot in the line of duty was sentenced to 90 days in jail for workers’ compensation fraud and other charges. ...Read More

Interpreter Fee Schedule, Formulary Refinement and UR Rules on Tap for 2018 02/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1098 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
LOS ANGELES — The California Division of Workers’ Compensation expects to soon post a proposed interpreter fee schedule to fulfill one of the last remaining mandates from Senate Bill 863. ...Read More

Court Finds Worker Entitled to Realistic-Looking Prosthesis 02/13/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
An injured worker whose mechanical hand made him feel like a “Frankenstein” figure is entitled to receive a more natural-looking hand to wear interchangeably, the Court of Appeals of Iowa ...Read More

Fee Schedule Bill Doomed Despite Public Hearing, Key Staffer Says 02/13/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A bill that would mandate adoption of a medical fee schedule in Wisconsin will die in a Senate committee even though the panel will take it up during a public hearing Wednesday, a senior legislative staff member said Monday. ...Read More

Conflicting Medical Evidence Supports Finding of Non-Compensability for Neck Surgery 02/13/2018
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that the conflicting medical opinion evidence regarding a worker’s need for a second neck surgery supported a finding of non-compensability. ...Read More
Workers' Compensation Advisory Council to Meet Wednesday 02/13/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Department of Industrial Accidents building in Boston. Advisory Council Executive Director Maureen O’Connell is set to discuss pending workers’ compensation legislatio...Read More
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