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Carriers Ask for Details, Delay on 'Legacy Claim' Data Call 12/12/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefWorkers’ compensation carriers have asked the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation to decide by Dec. 31 what information it will want for a proposed data call on “lega...Read More
Commission Retained Jurisdiction, despite Late Transcript 12/12/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission retained jurisdiction over a worker's request for review of an arbitrator's adverse decision, despite the fact that the worker filed a transcript in an untimely manner, an Illinois appellate court ruled.Case: Ingrassia Interior El...Read More
Court: Attorney Was Not Within Course, Scope at Time of Accident 12/12/2012
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney was not acting in the course and scope of employment when she was involved in a three-car collision during her morning commute, a Kentucky appellate court ruled. Case: Collins v. Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, No. 2011-CA-001680-MR, 12/6/12, published....Read More
Court Upholds Disability Discrimination Verdict for Municipal Worker 12/12/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A worker's compensation commissioner did not err in finding that a former municipal worker had been discharged in retaliation for his pursuit of benefits for an industrial shoulder injury.Case: Hammond v. City of Bridgeport et al., No. AC 33491, 12/18/2012, publi...Read More
CWCI Study Finds Medical Payments up 79% since 2005 12/11/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Average medical payments on all claims increased 79% to $3,815 from $2,283 between accident years 2005 and 2010, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.CWCI’s updated research report, “Medical Development Trends in California Workers’ Compensa...Read More
Court Rules on Cut-Off Date for Disability Fund Reimbursement 12/11/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The cut-off date for an employer to file a claim for reimbursement from the state Special Disability Fund was the date that the workers' compensation law judge issued a written decision incorporating the employer's stipulation that the injured worker was permanently partially disabled....Read More
Comp Court Announces Increase in Mileage Rates for Jan. 1 12/11/2012
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has announced the mileage rate for travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan will increase to 56.5 ce...Read More
CMS Says Set-Aside Backlog Cleared through 'Streamlined' Process 12/10/2012
State: NA | Segment: Top | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Friday it used a "streamlined process" to clear the entire backlog of Medicare set-aside reviews that piled up while the federal a...Read More
Court Clarifies 'Catastrophically Injured' Standard for Firefighters 12/10/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Appellate Court of Illinois on Thursday released a decision holding that a firefighter was "catastrophically injured" in the line of duty, which means his municipal employer must reimburse him for health insurance premiums he paid until he became eligible for Medicare coverage....Read More
County Postpones Pension Ruling Following Questions about TPA 12/10/2012
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Luzerne County, Pa., retirement board postponed a ruling involving a $100,000 workers' compensation settlement, after the county's controller raised concerns over the third-party administrator handling the claim.County Controller Walter L. Griffith Jr. says county officials s...Read More
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