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Workers' Compensation News


Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping Charge 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1009 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 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 | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 316 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

Lien Claimants Make Another Run at Constitutional Challenge to Lien Stay 05/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
California's automatic lien stay was born of a desire to impede on the constitutional right of providers to mount a meaningful defense to criminal charges, and the wishes of insurance companies not to pay for liens they believe are inappropriate, according to the latest amended complaint...Read More
Labor Department Seeks Feedback on Treatment Guideline Web Page 05/15/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industries is seeking feedback on an updated medical treatment guidelines web page. The department said it has been working on updates to improve the look and feel of the web page, available ...Read More

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Phase Out Second Injury Fund Before Ending Session 05/15/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Alaska lawmakers approved a workers’ compensation reform bill requested by Gov. Bill Walker that would phase out the Second Injury Fund and revise the definition of independent contractor. ...Read More

Litigation Privilege Doesn't Apply to Malicious Statements, High Court Rules 05/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The broad protection that shields litigants in Nevada from liability for potentially defamatory statements made during case proceedings doesn’t apply to disparaging comments that weren't made in good faith during a workers' compensation proceeding, the state’s ...Read More

Lawmakers Send Opioid Proposal to Governor 05/08/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Hawaii lawmakers sent to Gov. David Ige a bill that would require doctors prescribing opioids to injured workers to execute a written agreement to carry out an informed consent process with the patient. ...Read More

Labor-Friendly Comp Bill Likely to Die in Senate as Legislature Adjourns 05/03/2018
State: OK | Segment: Top | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Oklahoma Legislature is set to bang the gavel three weeks early and head home Friday without passing significant workers’ compensation reforms it has been mulling for the past two sessions. ...Read More

Law Allows Worker to Bring Tort Claim Against Shareholder of Employer 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a corporate shareholder is not immune from civil liability to a company employee for independent tortious conduct. ...Read More

LAPD Officer Accused of Comp Fraud 04/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
A Los Angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud, according to a report by Southern California Public Radio. ...Read More
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