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Injured Roofer Failed to Prove Applicability of Exceptions to Exclusive Remedy 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer’s alleged failure to comply with safety regulations is not sufficient to meet the level of intent necessary to circumvent the workers' compensation system as an exclusive remedy for an injured employee. ...Read More
Realm National Insurance Liquidation Winding Down 10/16/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The liquidation of Realm National Insurance Co. appears to be drawing to a close, according to an Oct. 5 order from the state Supreme Court in New York. Any creditors, claimants or others with an interest in Realm’s affairs has until Dec. 6 to notify the court, the ...Read More

Worker Can't Rely on Report by Physician Assistant to Establish Impairment 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to an injured worker but found that he could not rely on the opinion of a physician assistant to establish his level of impairment. ...Read More

American Financial Group to Acquire ABA Insurance Services 10/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 332 min read
American Financial Group has reached an agreement to acquire ABA Insurance Services Inc. from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. Under the agre...Read More

BWC Proposing Rule Changes on Behavior Assessment, Lumbar Surgery 10/16/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing changes to rules relating to behavior assessment and intervention services, payment for lumbar fusion surgery, and medical treatment reimbursement requests. ...Read More

Court Rejects Carrier's Challenge to Authorization of Surgery 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to shoulder surgery, since his employer’s insurance carrier failed to prove that the state’s associate medical director erred in finding that the procedure was in accordance with the Medical Treatment Guidelines. ...Read More

Commission to Consider Adoption of Document Filing Rules 10/16/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will review adoption of 13 proposed rule amendments and the repeal of another during a meeting in Raleigh on Wednesday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Carrier's Untimely Challenge to Award of Death Benefits 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an insurance carrier’s belatedly filed challenge of liability for the payment of benefits for a worker who died of lung cancer. ...Read More

Uncontroverted Testimony About Fall From Scaffold Established Labor Law Claims 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a construction worker for his fall from a scaffold that lacked safety rails. ...Read More

Lawyer Suspended Months After Pleading to Defrauding Federal WC Program 10/16/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
More than a year after pleading guilty to defrauding the federal workers' compensation system, a Dallas-area lawyer with roots in Zimbabwe has been disbarred. ...Read More
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