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Postal Worker Allegedly Raced Motorcycles While Collecting Benefits 05/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 72 min read
A postal worker accused of racing motorcycles while collecting almost $94,000 in workers’ comp benefits is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 27 in U.S. District Court in Dayton. ...Read More

Property Owner Shared Employer's Immunity From Civil Liability for Worker's Fall 05/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was immune from civil liability to a worker who was injured in a fall on the premises, since it was the alter ego of the worker’s employer. ...Read More

ProAssurance Profit Dips 71% in Q1 05/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
ProAssurance Corp. has reported net income of $11.8 million for the first quarter, a 71% drop from $41.4 million in the first quarter of 2017. ...Read More

Powerful Republican Who Voted Against Formulary Took Money From Pond Lehocky, Report Shows 05/07/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
One of Pennsylvania's most powerful Republican lawmakers acknowledged this week that he had accepted about $1,600 from Pond Lehocky, a prominent workers' compensation law firm that led the charge against a formulary bill this year. ...Read More

Police Chief Offers 'Easy Change' to Fix Embattled Retirement Program 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The top cop in Los Angeles proposed an “easy change” to ensure that the city’s deferred retirement program is not susceptible to fraud or abuse, according to a report by the ...Read More

Proposal to Exempt Work Comp Fund From Reserve Limit Heads to Senate 05/04/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
A bill that would exempt from a reserve limit the administrative account that covers costs of administering the state workers’ compensation system is heading to the Senate. ...Read More
Price of Copies Out of Division's Hands 05/03/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will accept public comments about whether the price of copying documents should be removed from the division’s purview. It’s a housekeeping move, because the state law now places document and copying charges under the state attorney ...Read More

Principles of Equity Required Revival of Claim From Street Sweeper Accident 05/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 70 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals revived a worker’s claim for benefits, saying further proceedings are necessary to determine whether principles of equity require that the her failure to meet a deadline for requesting reconsideration should be excused. ...Read More

Petition for Benefits Filed During Pendency of Motion Was Time-Barred 05/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the pendency of a worker’s timely-filed petition for benefits will not hold the statute of limitations open to later file an additional petition if the first one is dismissed. ...Read More

Payer Flexibility Seen as Preventing Problems With Formulary Transition Deadline 04/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Concerns that California's injured workers would be abruptly cut off their prescriptions when the drug formulary took effect on Jan. 1 have not come to pass, at least not yet. ...Read More
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