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SWCB Revises Inpatient Fees for 2009 02/08/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) announced on Tuesday it has revised some 2009 reimbursement rates for inpatient hospital fees in response to changes to the state Medicaid schedule made by the state Department of Health.The Health Department promulgates workers&#...Read More
Suit Filed by Parents of Dead Welder May Proceed 02/08/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The parents of a Texas welder who was fatally electrocuted on his second day of work can proceed with their negligence claims against the machine shop that hired him, the 14th District Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Raynor et al. v. Moores Machine Shop, No. 14-10-01242-CV, 02/07/2012, pub...Read More
Supreme Court Reprimands Attorney for Neglecting Client 02/08/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court reprimanded a workers' compensation attorney who neglected a client for nearly a year before taking maternity leave, allowing the statute of limitations to run out on her client's potential claim.The high court accepted the voluntary discipline requested...Read More
Statute Did Not Allow Employer to Use Credit Against Judgment 02/06/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Illinois statute did not prevent an injured worker from enforcing an award against his employer, despite the fact that the employer had a credit that was larger than the award, an appellate court ruled. Case: Patel v. Home Depot USA, No. 1-10-3217, 2/2/12, published. Facts...Read More
State Fines Company Over Explosion at Oil Plant 02/06/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Wyoming safety officials cited a construction company for seven violations and proposed $13,500 in fines for an explosion in August 2011 that killed three workers, according to a report by the Associated Press.The Workers' Safety and Compensation Division has now cited 19 violations ...Read More
State's Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate Drops for 2010 02/06/2012
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana’s private industry rate of work-related injuries and illnesses dropped in 2010 to the lowest level since the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised its record-keeping rules in 2002, the Louisiana Workforce Commission has reported.The commission anno...Read More
Supreme Court Denies Review to 2 Comp Cases 02/03/2012
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1077 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court denied review to two workers' compensation cases on Wednesday, including an apportionment dispute. The state Supreme Court denied review to SCIF v. WCAB (Dorsett) and CIGA v. WCAB (Paz) during this week's conference. In SCIF v. WCAB (Dorse...Read More
Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Mechanic's Back Injury 02/03/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: DE | Segment: EAST | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the denial of benefits to a long-time mechanic for a back injury which he never reported to his employer or doctor as being work-related until four months after he lost his job. Case: Hoffecker v. Lexus of Wilmington, No. 523, 2011, 02/01/2012, publish...Read More
State Auditor Says SWIF Gave Sweetheart Treatment to MedRisk 02/02/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania State Workers' Insurance Fund paid MedRisk $2.5 million to do work already being performed by state employees, eased contract provisions to the point that the procurement process was unfair to other vendors and created a risk of fraud by allowing MedRisk to review medical bills ...Read More
Sterling Partners Sells Paradigm Management Services 02/02/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sterling Partners announced on Wednesday that it sold Paradigm Management Services to Lightyear Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Paradigm, employs 400 at its Walnut Creek, Calif. headquarters, according to a press release from Lightyear. The company provides complex ...Read More
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