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Governor Nominates Deputy Commissioner for Leadership Role 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner Robert Harris to serve a six-year term as commissioner. Harris, 51, has worked at the Industrial Commission since 2003. He was appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner in 2005. Harris holds a bachelor&rsquo...Read More

Boyd & Jenerette Names Chairs of Work Comp Practice Group 02/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Florida-based law firm Boyd & Jenerette has appointed shareholders Benford Samuels and Glen McClary as the co-chairs of its Florida workers’ compensation practice group. ...Read More

Employer May Present Evidence That Worker Blamed Injury on Dog 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a store clerk could not bar her employer from introducing reports that she indicated she had injured her shoulder by falling over a dog. ...Read More

Teacher Failed to Prove Compensable Aggravation of Chronic Lung Condition 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the denial of a school teacher’s claim that her classroom exposure to mold had aggravated her pre-existing chronic lung condition. ...Read More

Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Worker Injured in Dumpster Accident 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries he suffered while attempting to empty a container of debris into a Dumpster. ...Read More

Bill to Impose Penalties on Employers Nears Final Vote in Legislature 02/15/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A bill that would impose penalties on Indiana employers who don’t make timely workers’ compensation benefit payments moved closer to final passage this week. ...Read More

Bureau Simplifies Rules for Peer Review of Medical Impairment Ratings 02/15/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proposed a rules change that would give regulators more flexibility over the peer review process for medical impairment ratings, and also announced a...Read More

Utica Surgeon Indicted on New Charges 02/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A Utica orthopedic surgeon has been re-indicted on workers’ compensation fraud charges and now is accused of bilking the system out of more than $50,000. ...Read More

LMS Training Set for April 02/15/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Department of Workers’ Claims will hold two training sessions in April for users of the Litigation Management System, the agency’s electronic claims system. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Fee Schedules, Formulary 02/15/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing March 22 to consider amendments to four rules, including the agency’s fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More
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