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Workers' Compensation News


Riverside Chiropractor Accused of Participating in Capping Scheme 05/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3084 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a chiropractor accused of paying for patient referrals as part of a widespread capping scheme being prosecuted in courts throughout Southern California. ...Read More

Report: Feds Pay More Than $60,000 After Failing to Accommodate Worker's Condition 05/17/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The federal government paid $61,147 in back wages to a civilian worker for the U.S. Navy who was out of work for 18 months because he was not placed in a job that accommodated medical problems he says he suffered after being exposed to toxic chemicals, according to a ...Read More

Report: Interpreters Question Part of NLRB Ruling Requiring Reclassification as Employees 05/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Interpreters are questioning part of a National Labor Relations Board order requiring a government contractor to classify as employees the interpreters it provides to federal immigration courts, according to a report by an industry publication ...Read More

Report of 'Imminent Danger' at Work Site Leads to $222K in Fines 05/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A Philadelphia contractor has been cited for allegedly exposing workers to impalement and electrical hazards, as well as committing other federal safety violations. ...Read More

Research on PDMPs 'Insufficient,' Study Claims 05/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 587 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
Prescription drug monitoring programs have been called a key tool in the battle to reduce overuse of prescription opioids. But an analysis published this week that reviews 17 past research studies says there is insufficient evidence to determine whether PDMPs reduce fatal or non-fatal drug o...Read More

Retired Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges 05/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 693 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A retired Los Angeles Police Department officer pleaded not guilty to charges that he engaged in activities inconsistent with his claimed injuries while he was enrolled in a controversial deferred retirement program. ...Read More

Risk Retention Group's Alleged Violation of State Law Wasn't Unfair Claim Settlement Practice 05/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
In a case of first impression, a New York appellate court ruled that a risk retention group's failure to comply with a state law requiring timely notice of a denial of coverage did not mean that it engaged in an unfair claim settlement procedure. ...Read More

Reinsurance Provider Must Pick Up Claim Obligations for Defunct Self-Insured Employer 05/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: Top | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Court last week ruled that a reinsurance provider for a self-insured employer cannot contractually limit its liability for benefits to an injured worker if the employer runs out of assets to pay the compensation owed to its employee. ...Read More

Rule Designates Informal Adjudication Process for Complaints About Claim Interference 05/02/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker | 64 min read
The Utah Labor Commission has proposed a rule that would designate proceedings initiated against employers who interfere with an employee’s workers’ compensation claim as informal adjudicatory actions. ...Read More

ReedGroup Takes Aim at WCRI's Process for Research Review 05/01/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 748 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
ReedGroup, a publisher of workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines, is questioning the quality of research conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, saying the process by which experts review WCRI studies needs improving. ...Read More
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