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State: Claimants Can Challenge Stay, Not Whether Individual Liens Are Tainted 09/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s attorney general said in recent court filings that plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the automatic stay on liens filed by, or on behalf of, criminally charged providers are conflating two important questions. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Depublication of Decision on Apportionment 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1670 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not depublish a lower court's decision that limited the ability of an employer to apportion its liability for the poor outcome of a worker’s surgery. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Electrician's Carpal Tunnel Claim 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld the denial of an electrician’s claim for carpal tunnel syndrome. Case: Hammo...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Employer to Terminate Rehabilitation 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that an employer failed to establish the required legal basis for termination of an injured employee’s rehabilitation services and that its termination petition should not have been granted. ...Read More

State Warns Contractors Helping With Irma Cleanup About Work Comp Coverage 09/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis' office reasoned that in the wake of Hurricane Irma, contractors coming to Florida to assist in cleanup efforts may be unfamiliar with the state's workers' compensation coverage requirements. ...Read More

Scarsdale Doctor Loses Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily yanked the license to treat injured workers for Dr. Elizabeth Marie Rocco, who was cited by state regulators for negligence and failing to maintain accurate medical records. ...Read More

Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Fraud 09/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy is accused of misrepresenting the extent of his injuries to obtain $57,000 in workers’ compensation benefits that he was not entitled to receive, according to multiple media outlets. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Claim for Respiratory Injury 09/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the denial of a hotel maintenance worker’s claim for permanent partial impairment benefits for his breathing difficulties after he was exposed to chlorine powder and gas. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds TTD Cap for Hernias 09/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state’s statutory limitation on the payment of benefits for a hernia injury passes constitutional muster. ...Read More

Supreme Court Orders Additional Evaluation to Determine if Worker's PPD Should Be Increased 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker may be entitled to an increased award of permanent partial disability benefits for an old shoulder injury, depending on the outcome of the independent medical examination ordered by the court. ...Read More
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