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Feds Seek More Time to Determine Restitution in Pacific Hospital Cases 04/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1065 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Federal prosecutors are again asking for more time to determine whether conspirators in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach spinal surgery kickback scheme can be ordered to pay restitution to insurance carriers or patients. ...Read More

Fall Hazards Lead to Another Round of Citations for Roofing Contractor 03/27/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0
A roofing contractor that has been cited for safety violations seven times in the past five years is now facing $133,604 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards at a work site in Birmingham, Alabama. ...Read More

Fair Health Will Again Help With Fee Schedule Update 03/26/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 170 min read
Fair Health has been chosen through a competitive bidding process to help update the Kentucky workers’ compensation fee schedule. Fair He...Read More
Four Double-Dippers Convicted in Past Month 03/19/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
An Ohio man who was caught working in Colorado while collecting benefits for a 1991 work injury was one of four double-dippers who pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud in the past month, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said. ...Read More

Former Tenant of Warehouse Had No Liability to Worker Allegedly Injured by Falling Beam 03/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the former tenant of a warehouse had no liability to a worker who was allegedly injured by a steel beam that fell years after the tenant had vacated the property.  ...Read More

False Advertising Suit Against Philly Firm Dismissed 03/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A federal judge has dismissed a false advertising suit against a Philadelphia law firm that was accused of advertising legal services that it did not actually provide. ...Read More

Four Comp Bills Up for Third Reading 03/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
A pair of bills that would give doctors a raise for treating firefighters with occupational cancer claims are among four bills up for a final vote in the Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives. ...Read More

Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum to Run April 12-13 03/02/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The annual forum hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers' Compensation Professionals will take place April 12-13 in the greater Orlando area.  ...Read More

Flight Attendant's Fall Occurred on Airline Employer's 'Premises' 03/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an airline was liable for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits to a flight attendant for her injuries in a fall while riding an airport shuttle bus. ...Read More

First Responders Find Traction in Continued Push to Expand Presumption 02/28/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
First responders in Arizona found traction with their latest effort to expand the presumption that some of their work-related injuries include post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
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