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Workers' Compensation News

Attorney: Decisions Clarified Workers' Reporting Requirements for All 01/27/2010
State: FL | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal Editorjohnkamin@workcompcentral.comTwo appellate decisions released Monday hold that a judge of compensation claims has the authority to decide whether a worker has reported wages to the Inte...Read More
Attorney, FBI Agent Discuss Dealing with Fraud 01/27/2010
State: TX | Segment: Top | 164 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chiefbillkidd@texas.netAUSTIN, Texas – Two experts on workers’ compensation and health care fraud discussed lessons learned in fighting fraud – along with current fraud issues &nd...Read More
Apportionment Allowed Even if First Injury Came Before Law Passed 01/27/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 140 | 0
A worker who was injured before the Iowa Legislature passed a law allowing employers to apportion for preexisting injuries is nevertheless subject to apportionment for a subsequent injury that occurred after the law was passed, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled.The appeals court rejected t...Read More
Applicants: Hertz Decision Carries Enormous Implications 01/22/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal Editorjohnkamin@workcompcentral.comGet CEs for reading this article, click here!...Read More
Appellate Court Reverses Decision Granting Benefits for Stress Injury 01/22/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A financial officer who left her job because she was overwhelmed by the workload of a rapidly growing company did not prove that her work was so stressful that she was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for a mental injury, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division ruled....Read More
Attorney Pleads Indigence in Clash with Paralegal 01/22/2010
State: RI | Segment: EAST | 265 | 0
A Providence, R.I., attorney who has refused for months, citing due-process grounds, to pay workers' compensation benefits to a paralegal he's accused of assaulting has switched positions is pleading inability to pay.The Providence Journal reported Thursday that Keven A. McKenna ...Read More
Alliant Buys Almond Valley Insurance Services in Chico 01/21/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Insurance Services, a Newport Beach-based company that calls itself the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Almond Valley Insurance Services, Inc., a regional employee benefits firm based in Chico, Calif. Terms of th...Read More
Agency Alters Medical Payment Report Filing Process 01/20/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 187 | 0
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has revised the process for filing the Annual Medical Payment Report (WC-406). The form must now be submitted electronically through the agency's website at More
Attorney Says Reprimand Could Deter Possible Whistleblowers 01/19/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation attorney who was reprimanded last month for reporting alleged wrongdoing in state government says the action against him could deter other potential whistleblowers, the Columbus Dispatch reported Monday.Joseph C. Sommer is contesting the reprim...Read More
Agency Reports 'Limited Problem' with Published Benefit Calculations 01/19/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 149 | 0
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency announced that recent testing of the 2010 rate calculation program "disclosed a limited problem with the published rate tables for 2009 and 2010" in situations where the prior benefit standard of two-thirds of the average weekly wage applies rather than ...Read More
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