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Woman Alleges Attorney Swindled Settlement Check 08/01/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 292 | 0
A lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court alleges the late attorney Dennis Nalick of Edwardsville forged a woman's name on documents and a check, defrauding her of a workers' compensation settlement, the Alton Telegraph reported Thursday.The newspaper said the lawsuit by Pa...Read More
WCRI: Louisiana Leads, Texas Close on Prescription Drug Costs 07/29/2011
State: NA | Segment: Top | 830 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefA new study released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on prescription drug costs in 17 states found Texas and Louisiana spent significantly more than the average ...Read More
WCB Adopts Regs on Compensation, Benefits and Board Proceedings 07/29/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) had adopted regulations filed by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and proposed by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development changing Title 8, Chapter 45 of the state’s Administrative Code covering compensation, medical benefits and proceedings ...Read More
Worker Awarded $3.6 Million in Damages in Comp Retaliation Lawsuit 07/29/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 229 | 0
Marion resident Larry Holland last week was awarded $3.6 million in punitive damages in a workers' compensation retaliation lawsuit against Schwan’s Home Service, the Benton Evening News reported Thursday.The newspaper said a 1st Judicial Circuit Court jury in Benton concluded ...Read More
WSI Offers Online Claims Training Aug. 3 07/29/2011
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 113 | 0
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) will provide online training Aug. 3 on "Claims 201: Team Approach to a Safe Return to Work."The training is set for 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Topics to be covered include:Claims Management Concepts.Claims Man...Read More
Warehouse Workers Protest Unsafe Working Conditions 07/28/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 232 | 0
Warehouse workers protested outside a state office building in San Bernardino, Calif., demanding an investigation into unsafe working conditions at three Inland Empire distribution facilities.More than 30 people from the Warehouse Workers Union rallied Tuesday outside the Rosa Parks Memo...Read More
Waiver of Necessity Argument Doesn't Bar Causation Dispute 07/27/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
If a payer waives its right to contest the medical necessity of a particular treatment, it still may dispute the causal connection between the injury and the requested treatment, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. Case: City of Panama City v. Bagshaw, No. 1D10-6703, 7/22/11, publish...Read More
WCIRB Changing Approach to Pure Premium Filings 07/26/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will stop referencing the last approved pure premium rate in its advisory filings with the California Department of Insurance, and w...Read More
WCAB: Preexisting Hypertension Caused Mendoza's Stroke 07/26/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorAn incident with a hospital patient did not cause Amelia Mendoza to suffer a stroke that would eventually lead to her death, the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board ruled in a ...Read More
Woman Working 4 Jobs While Getting Benefits Convicted of Fraud 07/26/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 333 | 0
A Franklin County judge has ordered a Columbus woman to pay a total $19,564.25 in restitution after being convicted of workers' compensation fraud by receiving benefits for a workplace injury while working four jobs at Columbus-area businesses, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation report...Read More
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