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Doctors, Pharm Agents Can Soon File Dispute Resolution Requests Electronically 01/20/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
Starting next month, Texas physicians and pharmacy processing agents will be able to request medical fee dispute resolutions through encrypted email, fax or secure file transfer protocol, the Division of Workers' Compensation said in a ...Read More
 
 

Employers Must Consider Wealth of Legal Issues Before Requiring COVID Vaccinations 01/19/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 925 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
As health care professionals begin to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, California employers may have to navigate myriad legal issues if they’re considering mandating or even suggesting that their employees get vaccinated, employment law and workers’ compensation experts said. ...Read More
 
 

Southern California Firefighter Gets 90 Days in Jail for Comp Fraud 01/19/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
A Ventura County firefighter was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, prosecutors said. ...Read More
 
 

Doctors Support High Court Ruling on AMA Guides; Lawyer Sees Potential Upside in Decision 01/19/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The largest doctors' group in Kansas said it is much in favor of a state Supreme Court ruling that greenlights the continued use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Associations’ Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. ...Read More
 
 

Union Can't Pursue Lawsuit Over Allegedly Unsafe Work Environment 01/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a union’s lawsuit contending the City of New York was failing to provide corrections officers with an adequately safe work environment. ...Read More
 
 

Demolition Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claim 01/19/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law claim for injuries from being struck by a portion of the ceiling in a bathroom where he was working. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Verdict Finding Worker Entitled to Benefits for Shoulder Injury 01/19/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld a jury verdict that a worker was entitled to benefits for an injury to his shoulder, as there had not been any instructional error, and the record evidence supported the jury’s findings. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Can't Avoid Liability for Balance of Wrongful Death Award 01/19/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier could not avoid liability for paying the $7.5 million balance of a wrongful death judgment for a worker’s fatal injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Draft Bill Would Require Periodic Increase in Burial Expenses 01/19/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Montana regulators would be required to adjust the maximum burial expense paid for occupational deaths every five years under a draft bill. The m...Read More
 
 

Workplace Safety Fines to Increase With Inflation 01/19/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 387 min read
Administrative penalties for Nevada employers that fail to comply with workplace safety requirements increased 1.18% on Friday to keep pace with inflation. ...Read More
 
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