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Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Composition of Comp Commission Review Panel 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the prior affiliation of a deputy commissioner appointed to serve on a review panel is irrelevant as to whether the panel is properly constituted. ...Read More
WCB Meeting June 26 06/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is scheduled to meet June 26 in Salem. Agenda items for the meeting indicate that board members are scheduled to discuss administrative law judge “hiring consultation.” The agenda does not elaborate on the nature of the discussi...Read More

Division Should Rethink Limits on Designated Doctor Testing, Chiropractor Says 06/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation should reconsider proposed rules that would limit the number of times an applicant can take the designated doctor test, a chiropractor said Monday. ...Read More

High Court Tosses Negligence Verdict Against Rental Company 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a property rental company was not required to comply with state fall-prevention regulations when it hired an independent contractor to trim trees at one of its properties. ...Read More

Employer Couldn't Re-Litigate Worker's Need for Treatment 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
A three-judge panel of the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer could not contest the causal relationship between a worker’s compensable injury and the conditions for which the Department of Labor had approved medical care. ...Read More

Eight Plead Guilty to WC Fraud 06/19/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Eight Ohio residents, including a bus driver who was working two jobs while collecting benefits, pleaded guilty or no contest in recent weeks to defrauding the state-run workers' compensation system, authorities announced. ...Read More

State Tallies This Year's Progress on Comp 06/19/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The West Virginia Legislature this year passed, and Gov. Jim Justice signed into law, three measures affecting workers' compensation coverage, the state insurance commissioner reminded stakeholders in a ...Read More

Large Minority of Claims Shops Still Lack URAC Accreditation as Deadline Looms 06/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 883 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
With a July 1 deadline looming, only 56% of active utilization review organizations in California’s workers’ comp system had obtained URAC accreditation as required under Senate Bill 1160. ...Read More

Prosecutor Says Public Awareness Campaign Slashed Fraud Prosecutions 06/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
SAN DIEGO — More arrests are coming in a fraud sweep that has already netted 55 arrests and 32 convictions, the chief of San Diego County’s insurance fraud prosecution unit told a business group on Friday. ...Read More

Puckett Departs DWC After 19 Years; Leaves Unique Safety Programs to D'Amura 06/18/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Friday was the last day at the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation for the woman who has been credited with launching a number of programs designed to reduce workplace injuries. ...Read More
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