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Doctor, Ambulance Providers Suspended for Fraud 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 848 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Los Angeles physician, and the owner and the manager of a Los Angeles ambulance service, were added to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation banned medical provider list on Wednesday. ...Read More

Vouchers, Supplemental Payments on Agenda for June 7 CHSWC Meeting 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Members of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation will discuss options for implementing recommendations to support the $120 million supplemental benefit program in California while also hearing preliminary findings from a review of the vocation education voucher progr...Read More

Younger Drobot Starts Serving Prison Sentence 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Michael R. Drobot started serving his 41-month prison sentence while his father was given an extra two months of freedom before he’ll have to start serving his 63-month sentence. ...Read More

Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping Charge 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 802 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Southern California man pleaded guilty to one count of felony workers’ compensation fraud after investigators discovered that he worked as a landscaper while receiving disability benefits for an alleged injury that he suffered while working for another landscaping company, according ...Read More

Lawmakers Pass Cancer Presumption Bill, Order PTSD Study 05/24/2018
State: NH | Segment: Top | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
Some 28 years after New Hampshire passed the nation’s first presumptive cancer bill, the state’s firefighters may finally be able to begin accessing workers’ comp coverage. ...Read More

Accreditation Group Takes Aim at Texas Rehab Study 05/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Eight months after Texas regulators released a study showing no difference in outcomes for accredited versus non-accredited rehabilitation providers, an international accreditation group is taking issue with the report's findings and methodology. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Statutory Benefits for Mesothelioma Claims 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge to a 2014 statutory amendment that allowed workers to collect a lump-sum payment of benefits if they develop occupationally caused mesothelioma. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Authority of Commission to Refuse Approval for Commutation Agreements 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 22 min read
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission can deny approval for an agreement between an employer and employee to commute the employee’s future award of benefits if the proposed lump sum is not equal to the commutable value of the future weekly payme...Read More

Split Supreme Court Says Worker's Injuries Qualified as Accidental 05/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a government employee had suffered an incapacitating injury by way of “accident” from the overuse of her arm to type the reports required for a public health education program. ...Read More

TV Station Takes Seahawks to Task For Denying Claims 05/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A lawyer for Seattle Seahawks players complains that the team unfairly denies claims and that the Department of Labor & Industry “rubber-stamps” the self-insured football club’s decisions, according to ...Read More
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