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Workers' Compensation News

Court Says PEO Can't Recover Money from Failed Carrier's Estate 03/12/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a lower court decision finding failed professional employer organization Certified HR Services Inc. did not prove it is entitled to $4.3 million from the estate of the failed Cascade National Insurance Co.The appellate court also s...Read More
Critics Bash OSHA's Proposal for Online Workplace Injury Reporting 03/12/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Mark Larson, ReporterEmployers nationally and the governor of Maine are among those that have lined up against a U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration ...Read More
Court Upholds TTD Award to Worker for Pain, Overuse of Drugs 03/12/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: DC | Segment: EAST | 582 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The highest court for the District of Columbia ruled that substantial evidence supported an award of temporary total disability benefits to a worker based on her inability to work because of her ongoing back pain and admitted overuse of narcotic pain medication.Case:...Read More
Commission Proposes 5% Average Fee Schedule Increase 03/11/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 925 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Industrial Commission proposed updates to the sections of its Physician's and Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule to propose an average 5% increase in payments for surgery, radiology and special service codes.The fee schedule changes were proposed after a comparison of payments i...Read More
Court Revives Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fall from Ladder 03/11/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived an injured worker's Labor Law claim for a fall from a ladder he was using to retrieve a tool pouch he had left hanging near the ceiling of a stockroom when he had previously been working in that area on a scissor lift. Case...Read More
Court Sets Atlantic Mutual Final Bar Date of Jan. 16, 2015 03/11/2014
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of New York has issued an order setting Jan. 16, 2015, as the final bar date by which the liquidator of Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. must receive all evidence for claims submitted...Read More
Contractor Charged with Failure to Provide Coverage, other Crimes 03/10/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California contractor will appear in court on Wednesday to plead to charges that he failed to provide workers' compensation coverage and worked without a contractor's license when he accepted a contract to extend a sewer line to a shopping center, according to press reports. Th...Read More
Court Sets March 12 Hearing on KSBIT Assessment Methodology 03/10/2014
State: KY | Segment: Top | 634 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
By Peter Mantius, Senior ReporterA county judge in Kentucky has set a hearing for March 12-13 to rule on a crucial detail of Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark's plan to rehabilitate the failed Kentucky School...Read More
Challenge to Denial of Doc.'s Request for Variance Gets Dismissed 03/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court rejected a worker's challenge to the denial of his doctor's request for a variance from the Workers' Compensation Board Medical Treatment Guidelines, finding the dispute to have been rendered moot.Case: West v. Titan Express, No...Read More
Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to 1% Impairment Rating 03/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court rejected an injured worker's challenge to his 1% impairment rating and the date set by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation, as his date of maximum medical improvement.Case: Hudson v. Southern Insurance Co., ...Read More
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