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New Designated Doctor Forms Must Be Used Starting Thursday 12/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Texas Division of Worker's Compensation is reminding stakeholders that starting Thursday, Dec. 6, anyone requesting a designated doctor review must use new forms that were drafted this year...Read More
 
 
Jury Convicts Surgical Center Owner For False Billing 12/05/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A federal jury convicted a Chicago anesthesiologist for billing for services that were purportedly provided to assist chiropractors performing manipulation under anesthesia at his surgical center. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinios said the jury found Dr. Paul Madison...Read More
 
 
Average Weekly Wage Climbs to $939, Effective Jan. 1. 12/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 149 min read
The statewide average weekly wage in Florida has risen slightly, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation announced this week. Effective Jan. 1, the wage will climb from the...Read More
 
 

Defendant Had Immunity From Civil Suit as Statutory Employer 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 51 | 0 | Popular with Array | 1 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a corporate affiliate was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a tort claim by a contractor’s injured employee because the company qualified as his statutory employer. ...Read More
 
 

Defendant in Wrongful Death Action Can Mount 'Empty-Chair' Defense 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a defendant in a tort action should not have been prevented from asserting that a worker’s employer bore some liability for a fatal accident. ...Read More
 
 
Industrial Commission Counsel Elected Judge 12/05/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
Brian Ratledge, the general counsel for the North Carolina Industrial Commission, has been elected as a trial court judge in Wake County. Ratledge, a Republican, took over as general counsel at the commission in January 2017. On Nov. 6, he won 38,615 votes, or just over 30%, ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Sanctions Against NYSIF Attorneys 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board imposing sanctions on the attorneys who represented the State Insurance Fund in its unsuccessful effort to transfer liability for a claim to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases. ...Read More
 
 

Revolving Fund Drives Majority of Assessment Increase 12/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Increased use of the supplemental benefit program created by 2012 reforms, and less revenue from lien filing fees, both contributed to the need for the Department of Industrial Relations to increase its annual assessment on California employers, by more than $80 million. ...Read More
 
 
Office Manager Convicted of 51 Felonies in Kickback Scheme 12/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1626 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
An office manager for a Southern California radiologist faces more than 43 years in state prison after a jury convicted him on 51 felony counts of paying kickbacks for patient referrals, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced. Gonzalo Paredes, 62, was convicted No...Read More
 
 
Majority of Clients Injured in Terrorist Shooting Seek Medical Retirement 12/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 841 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A California applicants’ attorney representing a dozen San Bernardino County workers who were injured in a terrorist attack during a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center three years ago said the majority of her clients have or will take medical retirement. ...Read More
 
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