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Texas 1st: Worker is Prevailing Party in Non-suit 02/16/2007
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 357 | 0
The employee is the prevailing party in a non-suit if the employer already started the appeals process, the Texas 1st Court of Appeals ruled. The worker is entitled to attorney's fees when the employer files an appeal of a Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC) Appeals Panel decision...Read More
 
 
TelAlaska in Seward Receives State 'Star' 02/15/2007
State: AK | Segment: Safety | 180 | 0
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Click Bishop recognized TelAlaska in Seward with the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) "Star" award for the company's workplace safety program. TelAlaska is a statewide telecommu...Read More
 
 
Three Doctors Lose Treatment Authorization 02/15/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 91 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced three doctors are no longer currently authorized to treat workers' compensation claimants. The board reported that Dr. Stuart Press surrendered his medical license to the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct on Dec. 26 after h...Read More
 
 
Texas Mutual Wins $8.2M Premium Fraud Verdict 02/12/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
A Travis County district court jury awarded Texas Mutual Insurance Co. $8.2 million in damages in a civil lawsuit against a Houston business executive over premium fraud. Texas Mutual vice president Terry Frakes said Friday the judgment is the largest premium fraud verdict in the carrier'...Read More
 
 
Three Charged in Wide-Ranging Fraud Scheme 02/09/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1050 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance fraud investigators announced the arrests Thursday of the owner of a Bakersfield, Calif., medical management company and two accomplices who are accused of overbilling workers' compensation carriers for chiropractic services, understating payroll to avoid taxes and insurance premiums, fai...Read More
 
 
Tennessee Announces Conference in April 02/09/2007
State: TN | Segment: Events | 92 | 0
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development scheduled its 10th annual workers' compensation conference April 2-3 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. The conference is being sponsored in conjunction with the International Workers' Compensation Foundation. For furthe...Read More
 
 
Three Indicted in Fla. for Bogus Certificate Scam 02/08/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 83 | 0
An alleged workers' compensation coverage scheme in Florida's construction industry cost insurers $4 million and led to the indictments of three people on mail and tax fraud charges, authorities in Miami announced Wednesday. The 21-count indictment charged that Enrique Guevara, Erick Bra...Read More
 
 
Too Late for Security Officer to Claim Hearing Loss 02/07/2007
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A security officer's 55% hearing loss would have been apparent to a reasonably diligent person years before he filed his claim, the Tennessee Supreme Court of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled in denying the claim. A trial court concluded that Haskell Sutton sustained a 55% p...Read More
 
 
Two Doctors Give Up Comp Treatment Authority 02/06/2007
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 106 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board announced two doctors voluntarily resigned their authorization to treat workers' compensation patients. Dr. Harvey Grable voluntarily resigned his authorization effective Jan. 18. The board reported Grable's license to practice med...Read More
 
 
Two Construction Safety Events Set for Thursday 02/06/2007
State: IA | Segment: Events | 136 | 0
The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration Advisory Committee announced that the annual Governor's Safety Conference for the Construction Industry will be held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Iowa Construction Exposition on Thursday at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines....Read More
 
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