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Users Question Gov's Call for Study of 6th Edition of AMA Guides 09/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a study of different versions of impairment ratings guidelines in a weekend veto message has some system users asking, “What’s the ...Read More

Auto Liability Carrier Didn't Act in Bad Faith by Rejecting Settlement 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the dismissal of a bad faith claim against an automobile liability insurance for failing to settle a personal injury suit without the approval of the workers’ compensation carrier for the injured motorist’s employer. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Analytical Path for Assessing PTD 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A California appellate court ruled that Labor Code Section 4662(b) does not provide a path to permanent total disability findings separate from Section 4660. ...Read More

Seasonal Worker Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A California farmworker who lied about the extent of her injuries will serve 100 hours of community service and pay a $220 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, Intercare Holdings Insurance Services said Tuesday. ...Read More

Mail Carrier Dies From Overheating After Return From Comp Injury 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A 63-year-old U.S. Postal Service carrier who was found unconscious in her truck on the first day back to work after an injury died from hyperthermia, according to a report by the ...Read More

Governor Signs Drayage Customer Joint Liability Bill 09/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill holding customers liable for violations when they hire habitual labor law abusers or companies with unpaid citations. ...Read More

After High Drama, Committee Passes Independent Contractor Registry Bill 09/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Pennsylvania House committee this week approved a measure, with amendments, that would clarify who can be considered an independent contractor, free from the benefits of workers’ compensation coverage — but not before drama erupted in the hearing and all Democrats walked out. ...Read More
Hearing on NCCI's Recommended Rate Decrease Set for Oct. 17 09/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 17 to consider the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s proposal to reduce rates by 13.4%. NCCI filed for the reduction in August, the second straight year that it has recommended a rate ...Read More

Worker's Claim Failed Due to Lack of Notice of Injury to Employer, Delay in Filing 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 44 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a carrier was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a security guard’s claim, since hehad not provided his employer with timely notice of injury, nor had he timely filed his claim. ...Read More

AG Says City Contract With Claims Firm Must Be Released 09/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Texas attorney general has stepped into the middle of a dispute between an injured Wichita Falls police officer and the city that has denied his workers' compensation claims. ...Read More
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