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Workers' Compensation News

Widow Loses 15 Percent of Death Claim Because of Meth 01/09/2008
State: MO | Segment: Courts | 110 | 0
A Missouri widow will receive only 85% of a death benefit award because her husband was under the influence of methamphetamines when he crashed his truck, an appellate court ruled.The Missouri Southern District Court of Appeals partially affirmed, reversed and remanded a ruling in Nol...Read More
Washington Court Refuses to Hear Alaskan Injury Suit, Cites Comity 01/09/2008
State: WA | Segment: Courts | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Washington appellate court refused to consider a personal injury suit that a seaman filed against his employer, the state of Alaska.Jesse Glover, the claimant, first filed a personal injury suit against the state in Alaska, after he was injured while working on a ferry in Alaskan water...Read More
WCRI Schedules Release of Massachusetts Study 01/09/2008
State: MA | Segment: Events | 111 | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will release the results of its CompScope multistate benchmark study for Massachusetts at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston on Jan. 31.WCRI said the study examines system performance in a comparison of Massachusetts with Arkansas, California...Read More
Workforce Safety and Insurance Chairman Robert Indvik Resigns 01/09/2008
State: ND | Segment: Regulatory | 120 | 0
Robert Indvik, chairman of the North Dakota's workers' compensation agency's board, has resigned effective immediately, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Indvik s...Read More
WCAB Overturns Estoppel-Based Extension of TTD 01/08/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has overturned an administrative law judge who estopped an employer from asserting the 104-week cap on temporary total disability benefits based on delays in authorizing two needed surgeries. The Jan. 2 panel decis...Read More
W.R. Berkley Appoints Two Vice Presidents 01/08/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 204 | 0
W. R. Berkley Corp. announced Monday the appointments of Jane B. Parker as vice president – senior counsel and Jessica L. Somerfeld as vice president – corporate actuary. The appointments are effective immediately.Parker has been with the company since 2004, serving most rece...Read More
Widow Loses Bid to Collect Settlement After Her Husband Died 01/08/2008
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 245 | 0
A Pennsylvania widow lost her appeal to receive an agreed-upon $25,000 settlement for her husband's workers' compensation claim because he died before the settlement was finalized. In Miller v. WCAB, No. 552 C.D. 2007, 1/04/08, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirm...Read More
W. Va. Woman Gets 1-10 Years for False Work Comp Claim 01/08/2008
State: WV | Segment: Fraud | 46 | 0
A Raleigh County, W. Va., woman pleaded guilty late last month to wrongfully obtaining goods by false pretences following her indictment on allegations she obtained more than $3,800 from a bogus workers' compensation claim.West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane L. Cline announced ...Read More
WCRI To Present Maryland Benchmarks 01/07/2008
State: MD | Segment: Events | 181 | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will present the results of its multistate benchmark study focused on Maryland on Jan. 23 in Baltimore.The WCRI CompScope 8th Edition Benchmark Study compares performance in Maryland with Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana,...Read More
Weslaco Office Sets Session on e-Billing for Jan. 17 01/07/2008
State: TX | Segment: Events | 175 | 0
The Weslaco field office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a “brown-bag” session on electronic medical billing (e-billing) on Jan. 17. The free session will be from 11 a.m. t...Read More
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