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SAIF Holding Forum for Reforestation Employers 09/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is holding payroll reporting and injury prevention training for employers in the business of restocking depleted forests and woodlands. ...Read More

Statute of Limitations Barred Worker's Claim for PTSD From Armed Robbery 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was time-barred from pursuing a claim for a mental injury from an armed robbery at her workplace. ...Read More

Support for Geographic Pricing Grows; SCIF Requests Time for Implementation 09/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Orthopaedic Association came out in support of a proposal to incorporate geographic price modifiers into the medical fee schedule during a 15-day comment period that ended Friday, and State Compensation Insurance Fund has asked for at least six months to implement the changes....Read More

Self-Represented Worker Forfeits Appeal Due to Inadequacies in Brief 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a self-represented worker’s failure to comply with the rules of appellate procedure resulted in the forfeiture of his arguments. ...Read More

State Sues Compounding Pharmacy Over $11 Million Kickback Scheme 09/14/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The state of Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based compounding pharmacy and more than a dozen state employees over a kickback scheme that cost the state almost $11 million. ...Read More

State Employee Charged in Alleged Plot to Oust Chief Comp Judge 09/13/2018
State: WV | Segment: Top | 880 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
West Virginia state police have charged an employee of the Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges with a misdemeanor for allegedly sending a Facebook message to make it appear that Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Rousch was harassing her. ...Read More

SAIF Board Approves $120M Primary Dividend, $40M Safety Dividend 09/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 190 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. on Wednesday declared a $120 million primary dividend as well as an additional $40 million safety performance dividend that will be paid based on each policyholder’s safety results. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Knee Replacement Surgery 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Medical Commission to grant coverage for a worker’s knee replacement surgery. Ca...Read More

Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Worker With Lou Gehrig's Disease 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court last week ruled that a worker with an incurable neurodegenerative disease was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits because he failed to prove his inability to work was linked to a prior back injury as opposed to the progression of his illness.   ...Read More

Side Job Costs Bartender $26,578 in Restitution 09/10/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 427 min read
A Cleveland-area bartender must pay $26,578 in restitution after pleading guilty last week to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge. ...Read More
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