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WCD Corrects Vocational Assistance Fee Schedule 09/29/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 285 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division published an updated vocational assistance fee schedule that it says reflects regulatory changes that took effect at the start of the year, requiring spending limits to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Who Refused Modified-Duty Job Wasn't Entitled to TTD or Interim Benefits 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker who refused a modified-duty position was not entitled to interim benefits while he pursued a challenge to the termination of his temporary total disability benefits, and that he wasn’t entitled to TTD either. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Launches New Web Service for Carriers 09/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 649 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau launched a web-based service providing insurers with real-time access to risk data including experience modifications, reported policyholder names and addresses, and assigned classifications. ...Read More
 
 

With Gavin as CEO, Injured Workers' Pharmacy to Explore New Directions 09/26/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 597 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mail-order pharmacy that provides medication to injured workers in disputed claims is now ready to start building stronger relationships with payers. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Recover Costs for Videotaping His Expert's Deposition 09/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to an award of costs for the videographic and stenographic expenses he incurred in deposing his medical expert, but not the amount that he paid for a copy of his the transcript of the deposition of his employer’s expert. ...Read More
 
 

WCA Posts Medical Data Report, Opioid Supplement 09/26/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website an analysis of medical spending and a separate supplemental report on opioid use...Read More
 
 

Worker Stuck With $100K Bill After Failing to Respond to Suit With Due Diligence 09/25/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Illinois appellate court ordered an injured worker to pay more than four times the state's fee schedule rate for medical services because he failed to respond to a lawsuit from the medical provider while he pursued a third-party lawsuit. ...Read More
 
 
WCB to Discuss Hiring Judges at Thursday Meeting 09/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss the possible hiring of administrative law judges during its meeting Thursday in Salem. A meeting notice says members of the board are sched...Read More
 
 

Worker's Delay in Filing Petition Was Fatal to Claim 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker waited too long to file a claim for additional benefits after she allegedly lost the ability to continue working in 2011. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Disability Retirement Benefits Can't Be Offset From Comp Benefits 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a former school teacher’s workers’ compensation benefits were not subject to an offset for the disability retirement benefits she was receiving through the state retirement and pension system for a different disabling condition. ...Read More
 
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