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Late Reports Surfaces as Issue in QME Certification 08/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1346 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation, which promised to enforce its qualified medical evaluator rules as written earlier this year to settle a lawsuit, is doing exactly that and using late reports as a reason to delay or deny recertification. ...Read More

Labor Department Holding Hearing on SIF Payments, Electronic Signature Rules 08/20/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is holding a hearing in August to discuss its plans to adopt rules addressing payments to the Subsequent Injury Fund, and the situations in which an electronic signature is acceptable. ...Read More

LaGuardia Contractor Charged With Not Having WC Coverage 08/20/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A LaGuardia Airport contractor has been charged with shorting his workers more than $40,000 in wages and benefits, and failing to secure workers' compensation coverage. ...Read More

Lawyer Accused of Obtaining Litigation Advances Without Clients' Consent 08/15/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
An Atlanta grand jury has indicted an attorney for allegedly using the identities of 36 former clients to apply for $386,000 in litigation advances without their knowledge or consent. ...Read More

Lawmakers Want Auditor to Review Timeliness of Care 08/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 792 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Two Southern California lawmakers want the state’s auditor to conduct an independent investigation on the timeliness of medical care being provided to injured workers. ...Read More

Longshoreman's Decision to Retire Didn't Affect Whether He Had 'Disability' Under LHWCA 08/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 234 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 78 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured longshoreman was entitled to permanent total disability benefits because the existence of his “disability” for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was unaffected by his decision to retire....Read More

Larson Approved as New WC Judge 08/02/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
Insurance defense attorney Troy Larson has been approved as a Kansas workers' compensation administrative law judge, taking over for Judge Steven Howard, who retired recently after 27 years on the bench. ...Read More
LMAC Meeting During Gov's Conference 07/31/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 171 min read
Montana’s Labor Management Advisory Council will meet the day before the Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation to hear a presentation on the Department of Labor and Industry’s survey of injured workers. Council members will also hear a presentation on a wo...Read More

Lee Named Anti-Fraud Manager for WC Administration 07/31/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Claims mediator and employee misclassification bird dog Darrick Lee has been named anti-fraud manager for the Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration. ...Read More

Large-Deductible Rules Proposed to Protect Against Insolvencies 07/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 839 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The California Department of Insurance is proposing rules to establish credit and collateral requirements for insurers writing high-deductible policies, saying questionable underwriting practices have resulted in insolvencies costing California’s guaranty association at least a $2...Read More
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