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Ethics Committee Affirms Violations on Five Complaints 08/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 980 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified five violations of judicial ethics following investigations into judges accused of having a share in a law firm that appears before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, allowing a court reporter to object to the way an...Read More

Evidence of Worker's Employability Supported Reduction of Lost-Earning Capacity Rating 08/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the reduction of a worker’s lost wage-earning capacity, from 50% to 20%, based on evidence that she was able to work in sedentary and light-duty positions, earning at least the minimum wage. ...Read More

EnableComp Names Scott Bagwell to Board of Directors 08/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
EnableComp LLC, a provider of workers' compensation billing and collection services for health care facilities, has added Scott Bagwell to its board of directors. ...Read More

Employer Subjected to Sanctions for Improper Termination of Benefits 08/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an out-of-state employer was subject to penalties for improperly terminating payment of benefits to an injured employee after a judge found Pennsylvania had jurisdiction over the worker’s claim. ...Read More

Employer Has 30 Days From Receiving Final UR Decision to Request Reopening of Claim 08/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that an employer has 30 days after receiving a final utilization review decision to file a request to reopen a worker’s claim. ...Read More

Employer That Denied Claim Without Basic Investigation Owes Bad-Faith Penalties 08/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
An employer that failed to conduct even a basic investigation into a workers' claim before closing the case is liable for administrative penalties under Industrial Commission regulations that prohibit unfair claims practices. ...Read More

Electric Shock Injury Didn't Cause Total Loss of Use of Hands 08/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a lineman who sustained severe electric shock injuries to both hands had not suffered the complete loss of use of either hand. ...Read More
Employers Seek to Certify Class in Applied Underwriters Lawsuit 08/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A group of small and mid-sized California businesses who say they fell victim to a sophisticated insurance scam involving the EquityComp and SolutionOne programs are asking a federal judge to certify their class in an unfair competition complaint. ...Read More
Employer May Adjust Benefits To Worker Who Rejected Modified Work 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an employer was entitled to a modification of its payment of benefits to a worker who had rejected its offers of modified work, and that the worker was not entitled to expand the scope of his claim to include additional conditions. Case: P...Read More

Employer Rebutted Presumption of 100% Industrial Loss 08/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer successfully rebutted the presumption that a worker who was unable to return to his old job had suffered a 100% industrial loss of use of his injured arm. ...Read More
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