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Split Supreme Court Accepts Impossibility Defense to VSSR Claims 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
In a case of first impression, a divided Ohio Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer can defend itself from liability for an enhanced award of benefits based on a violation of a specific safety requirement if it would have been impossible to comply. ...Read More

Son Cannot Maintain Secondhand Exposure Tort Claim Against Father's Employer 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a son could not maintain a tort action against his father’s employer for injuries from toxins that had been brought home on work clothing. ...Read More

Study Shows How Dispensing Reforms Helped in Some States, but Not Others 09/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Legislation passed in 2014 designed to curb physician-dispensed medications has had a significant effect on cost, but perhaps not as much as lawmakers had hoped, thanks to new pharmacies that sprang up to fill expensive compound-drug prescriptions. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Voluntary Abandonment 09/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a worker who quit his job before recovering from a compensable injury lost his entitlement to temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

Supreme Court Stands by COCA Ruling on Time Limits to Seek Additional Compensation 09/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will not disturb a decision allowing workers to file a claim for additional compensation for a period of up to one year after the employer’s last payment of medical benefits. ...Read More

Seasonal Worker Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
A California farmworker who lied about the extent of her injuries will serve 100 hours of community service and pay a $220 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services said Tuesday. ...Read More

State Making Another Pass at Setting Up Uninsured Employers Fund 09/20/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 163 min read
Rhode Island regulators will make another pass at establishing an uninsured employers fund next year, but it won’t pay medical bills, and benefits will be limited to $50,000 per claim, according to ...Read More

SAIF Holding Forum for Reforestation Employers 09/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is holding payroll reporting and injury prevention training for employers in the business of restocking depleted forests and woodlands. ...Read More

Statute of Limitations Barred Worker's Claim for PTSD From Armed Robbery 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was time-barred from pursuing a claim for a mental injury from an armed robbery at her workplace. ...Read More

Support for Geographic Pricing Grows; SCIF Requests Time for Implementation 09/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 728 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Orthopaedic Association came out in support of a proposal to incorporate geographic price modifiers into the medical fee schedule during a 15-day comment period that ended Friday, and State Compensation Insurance Fund has asked for at least six months to implement the changes....Read More
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