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Worker Can't Compel Industrial Commission to Determine Her Entitlement to PTD Without Exam 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not get a writ compelling the Industrial Commission to determine her entitlement to permanent total disability compensation without first compelling her attendance at an independent medical examination by a physician of the commission'...Read More
Sedgwick to Acquire Cunningham Lindsey 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk services firm. Cunningham Lindsey’s services include loss adjusting, third-party claims administration, global account management, fore...Read More

Court Upholds Black Lung Award to Former Employee of Construction Co. 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to black lung benefits from the successor corporation to a mine construction company, based on his employment with both companies for a period exceeding one year. ...Read More

Court Orders Comp Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Fall 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the Workers’ Compensation Board to reconsider its determination of a worker’s entitlement to benefits for a fall that happened while she was talking a walk during a paid break. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to Surgery for Back Injury 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to the surgery recommended by his doctor to treat a back injury. Case...Read More

OWCP Awards $166M Contract for Medical Bill Processing System 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CNSI, a health care management technology company based in Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $166 million contract by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. ...Read More

One Call, Broadspire Launch Amputee Program 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management has teamed up with Broadspire to offer a program for injured workers who have suffered amputations. The program will h...Read More

AWCC CEO Headed to Circuit Court Judgeship 12/07/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The current chief executive officer of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission will become the first female circuit judge in Saline County when her one-year bench appointment begins Dec. 18.  ...Read More

Slightly Fewer Claims Filed, More Disputed, State Comp Report Indicates 12/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The total number of workers' compensation claims filed — and the total amount paid on them — changed little between fiscal years 2016 and 2017 in Maryland, the Workers' Compensation Commission's annual report indicates. ...Read More

Pulse First Responder With PTSD Dismissed From Police Force 12/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando-area police officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting has lost his job six months shy of vesting into the pension system, which would have guaranteed him 64% of his salary with benefits for life, ...Read More
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