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Closed Formulary, Medical Costs on DWC's Research Agenda 03/03/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation proposes to study the impact of the state's closed formulary, update a report on employer participation in the workers' compensation system and update a study on medical costs and utilization this year, according to a research agenda posted in ...Read More
 
 
Court Denies Reopening of Widow's Claim for Murdered Worker 03/03/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court said the employer of a murdered construction worker could not reopen his widow's claim for benefits seven years after his death on the basis of evidence it had allegedly just obtained suggesting that the worker's fatal shooting was tied to his connections with...Read More
 
 
CHP Guarding State Fund Riverside Office after Off-Site Shooting 02/28/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2605 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Highway Patrol assigned officers to guard the State Compensation Insurance Fund office in Riverside after an employee was shot at his home early Wednesday morning.The Press Enterprise reported the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted&nb...Read More
 
 
Court Rejects Employer's Claim Worker Wasn't Employee 02/28/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 742 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a dairy farm worker was entitled to benefits for her alleged injuries from a bull, finding the farm owners' claim that they didn't even know the worker was not credible.Case: Martineau v. Ashline, No. 516125, 02/13/2014, ...Read More
 
 
Court Upholds Award against 1 of Worker's 2 Employers 02/28/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker left in a persistent vegetative state after a horrific motor vehicle accident against one of her two employers. Case: Malave v. Beef & Bourbon, No. 515273, 02/13/2014, published....Read More
 
 
Casting Company Faces $163,240 in Proposed Fed OSHA Penalties 02/27/2014
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Domestic Casting Co. LLC faces $163,240 in penalties proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 26 alleged safety violations at its Shippenburg foundry.Repeat violations for the same or similar violations cited ag...Read More
 
 
CSIMS Seminar to Focus on RBRVS 02/26/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery is holding a seminar on March 7 to discuss what is working and what isn't working with the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale physician's fee schedule that took effect at the start of the year.Speakers will include Suzann...Read More
 
 
Court Denies Rehearing of Claim Based on Officer's Fall Down Stairs 02/26/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 682 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court will not reconsider its determination that a police officer who fell while descending a flight of stairs at work was entitled to compensation for his back injury.In December, the court found that John Simons' employment had placed him...Read More
 
 
Court Declines Review of Contest to Injury, Imposition of Penalties 02/26/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 561 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court declined review of a self-insured employer's contest to a worker's foot injuries, as well as the administrative imposition of penalties, on the basis that there was no final order of which the employer could seek review.Case: Gibbs ...Read More
 
 
Court Upholds Denial of Disability Pension to Police Chief 02/24/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A police chief was not entitled to performance of duty disability retirement benefits due to a back injury from falling out of a chair, and acute anxiety, a New York appellate court ruled.Case: Pavone v. DiNapoli, No. 517030, 02/13/2014, published....Read More
 
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