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Fresno Construction Worker Accused of Double Dipping 01/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The California Department of Insurance said a construction worker from Fresno facing fraud and perjury charges for allegedly working while receiving workers’ compensation benefits turned himself in on Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Allow Patients to Record Independent Medical Exams for Comp Claims 01/22/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Proponents of a bill that would allow claimants in Washington state to record independent medical exams said during a hearing on Thursday that doing so would increase transparency and maybe give injured workers some peace of mind about what can be a stressful process. ...Read More
 
 

Stakeholders Surprised by Second Reimbursement Panel Meeting 01/22/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Florida's Three-Member Panel, the quasi-government group charged with deciding workers' compensation medical reimbursement rates, has surprised stakeholders by doing something it has rarely done in recent years. ...Read More
 
 

Bill to Extend COVID-19 Presumption Up for Final Vote 01/22/2021
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The Vermont state Senate is scheduled to call a final vote on a bill that would extend a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for frontline workers until the 30th day following the termination of the state of emergency. ...Read More
 
 

No Labor Law Liability for Adjacent Property Owner 01/22/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker did not assert a viable Labor Law claim against the owner of the property where he was injured. ...Read More
 
 

Widow Can't Proceed With Malpractice Claim Against Doctor 01/22/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a widow could not proceed with a medical malpractice action against the doctor who had treated her husband. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Denies Benefits to Server With Possible Meniscal Tear 01/22/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a restaurant server was not entitled to benefits for a possible meniscal tear following an on-the-job fall. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Webinar to Provide First Look at 2020 Financial Results 01/22/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance will offer a first look at 2020 workers’ compensation financial results during a webinar Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Denies Diagnostic MRI, Pain Medication 01/22/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a coal mine employee was not entitled to diagnostic testing or pain medication related to a shoulder sprain/strain from 14 years earlier. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Opens Registration for Virtual Symposium 01/22/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance on Thursday opened registration for its Annual Issues Symposium 2021 that will be held virtually May 11-12. ...Read More
 
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