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Split Supreme Court Says Nurse Can't Reopen Claim for Back Injury 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a nurse was not entitled to reopen her claim for a back injury, since she failed to prove a progression or aggravation of her compensable injury to justify an award of additional permanent disability compensation. ...Read More

Average Costs Per Claim Higher in Illinois Than Several Other States, Study Shows 05/23/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
The average cost per claim in Illinois grew 1% to 3% per year since 2012, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported Tuesday. The WCR...Read More

Manual Labor Exception Allows Independent Contractor to Get Benefits From Air B&B Owner 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned a denial of benefits to an independent contractor who was injured while engaged in manual labor for an Air B&B owner. ...Read More

Medical Marijuana Expanded, but Not for Workers' Comp 05/23/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Louisiana lawmakers have approved the use of medical marijuana for an expanded list of medical conditions, but left injured workers out of the party.  ...Read More

Younger Drobot Cites Prior Approval in Argument Against Restitution 05/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1254 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The spinal surgery kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was essentially a victimless crime in part because California’s workers’ compensation system has a prior-approval process to determine whether procedures are medically necessary, Michael R. Drobot argues in a new cou...Read More

Patriot National Founder Mariano Ordered to Pay $1.67M to Lenders 05/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Patriot National founder Steven Mariano must pay creditors $1.67 million for personal loans he defaulted on in 2016, a Broward County Circuit Court judge has ordered. ...Read More

Political Feud Sinks Collateral Bill for Large-Deductible Policies 05/22/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A bitter personal dispute that spilled over into the halls of the Louisiana Legislature may have torpedoed a bill that aimed to ensure that guaranty associations have access to the collateral posted by employers that purchased large-deductible workers’ compensation polic...Read More

Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Denial of Benefits for Worker's Back Surgery 05/22/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The New Hampshire Supreme Court overturned a denial of benefits for a worker’s back surgery following two on-the-job accidents as unreasonable and unsupported by the record evidence. ...Read More

Court Orders Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Claim for New/Omitted Condition 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board will have to revisit its resolution of a worker’s claim for a new/omitted medical condition because of a change in law on compensability.  ...Read More

Health Care Worker Ordered to Pay $10K Restitution for Overbilling 05/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Texas health care worker was ordered to pay $10,000 restitution for overbilling insurers for time spent on functional capacity examinations, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday. ...Read More
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