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Workers' Compensation News


QME Report Examines Impact of Suspended Providers, Med-Legal Agents 10/23/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 858 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Forty-one providers who were registered as qualified medical evaluators for at least one year between 2007 and 2016 were ultimately suspended by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation, according to a report released last week. ...Read More

Limited Injunction to Apply Only to Liens Not Listed on DWC Website 10/23/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1092 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu issued a tentative ruling saying the automatic stay applied to liens filed by or on behalf of providers charged with fraud deprives of due process only claimants who are not identified on the California Division of Workers’ Compensation website....Read More

WCIRB Posts Report on Regional Differences 10/23/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claim frequency is 28% above average in Los Angeles and 20% below average in the San Francisco area, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau said in a new analysis of geographic differences in California’s comp system. ...Read More

Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group 10/23/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive. ...Read More

Court Publishes Ruling Applying Comp Principles to Determine Employer's Vicarious Liability 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of a decision it issued last month finding an employer could not be held vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of an employee in causing a fatal car accident. ...Read More

Lawmaker on CAAIR's Board Introduced Amendment Exempting It From Regulation 10/23/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Christian drug-rehab program that operated as a work camp for private industry was almost regulated in 2013, but a lawmaker who served on its board intervened just in time with an amendment that kept the program out of state oversight, ...Read More

Hearing Scheduled on Affidavit of Exemption Regulation 10/23/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Insurance Department has scheduled a public hearing Dec. 19 to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation regarding affidavits of exemption from the state workers’ compensation act. ...Read More

Company's Denial of Employer Relationship Does Not Preclude 'Special' Arrangement 10/23/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A garbage man who got his job through a temp agency couldn’t sue the trash company after he collected workers’ compensation benefits from the agency because Waste Management enjoyed exclusive remedy protections as Kevin Holmes’ special employer, the New Jersey appellate cou...Read More

3-Year Limit, Not 500-Week Limit, Applied to Worker's Petition 10/23/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board’s denial of disfigurement benefits to a school employee because she filed them too late. ...Read More

Employer Can Hale Auto Liability Carrier Into Court to Answer for Subrogation Claim 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Delaware court ruled that the state could exercise jurisdiction over an automotive liability insurance carrier as a defendant to an employer’s claim for payment of its subrogation lien. ...Read More
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