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Worker Can't Get Order Compelling Treatment 10/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court last week adopted a decision by the Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel that overturned a trial judge’s order compelling an employer to provide an employee with treatment for a shoulder injury. ...Read More
WCD Updates Permanent Disability Calculator 10/30/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has updated its online permanent total disability calculator. The division said most people should use the web-based calculator that is updated automatically. The calculator must have an active internet connection to work. P...Read More

Wolf Signs Protz Fix, Uninsured Employer Fund Bills 10/30/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 833 min read
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, as expected, has signed into law the "Protz fix" bill, along with a measure that aims to rescue the state's ailing Uninsured Employers' Guaranty Fund. ...Read More

Woodard Reappointed to 5-Year Term as Judge 10/29/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced Friday the reappointment of Reginald “Reg” Woodard to another five-year term as a workers’ compensation judge, effective Nov. 24. ...Read More

Worker's Use of Closed A-Frame Ladder Didn't Defeat Labor Law Claim 10/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s use of an A-frame ladder in a closed position did not establish that his own conduct was solely to blame for his fall. ...Read More

WCAB En Banc Ruling Addresses Remedy for Ex Parte Communications 10/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1522 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board on Wednesday issued an en banc decision that lays out a process for resolving disputes over whether a qualified medical evaluator’s opinion was tainted by ex parte communication. ...Read More
WCB Issues Guidance on Monitoring, Enforcement and Audit Program 10/25/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board issued guidelines on its monitoring, enforcement and audit program after consulting with insurers and self-insured employers. The board said it regularly receives questions abut the process, so staff met with payers to discuss concerns. It decid...Read More

Worker's 2 Accidents Following Shoulder Injury Didn't Break Chain of Causation 10/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 123 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a worker who suffered three separate shoulder injuries was entitled to benefits from his employer at the time of his original injury. ...Read More

W.R. Berkley Net Income Dips Slightly 10/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
W.R. Berkley on Wednesday reported net income of $161.9 million in the third quarter, down from $162.05 million for the same period in 2017. ...Read More

WCIRB: Proportion of Payments to Indicted Providers Falls Almost 75% 10/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 797 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The share of California workers’ compensation payments going to providers accused or convicted of fraud has fallen nearly 75% since 2012, according to a new report by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
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