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Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase 10/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1019 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, California — The number of qualified medical evaluators in California’s workers’ comp system continues to decline, even as requests for QME panels have soared 87% over the last 10 years, according to a report unveiled Thursday. ...Read More

CWCI Posts Summary of Legislation Enacted in 2017 10/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 446 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute published a bulletin summarizing legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this year. ...Read More

Governor Appoints Parisotto as AD 10/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed George Parisotto as administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

2nd DCA Won't Revive Actress' Civil Claims for On-Set Accident 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The civil claims filed by Hollywood actress Paz de la Huerta in connection with her alleged injuries from an on-set accident while filming the horror movie “Nurse 3D” will not be coming back from the dead. ...Read More

No Supreme Court Review for Self-Represented Petitioner 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a self-represented worker’s challenge to an administrative determination that she had failed to timely file a petition to reopen her comp claim. ...Read More

WCD to Try Public Shaming to Coerce Compliance With Reporting Rules 10/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation regulators in Oregon have had enough of carriers and self-insured employers blowing off their reporting responsibilities, and are going to start posting information about violations and civil penalties online. ...Read More

Man Who Drove Trucks for Farm Was Agricultural Employee, Appellate Court Decides 10/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IN | Segment: Top | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Indiana man injured while working on a farm cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits because, as in 11 other states, the Hoosier State excludes agricultural employees from its workers’ compensation scheme. ...Read More

Court Partially Revives Electrician's Labor Law Action for Alleged Injury at Art Show 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived part of an electrician’s Labor Law action for injuries he allegedly sustained at an art show. ...Read More

CGL Carrier Must Defend Roofing Contractor From Suit by Subcontractor's Injured Employee 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a commercial general liability insurance carrier had an obligation to provide a defense to a roofing contractor who was sued by a subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

Insurance Division Schedules Hearing on Proposed TPA Rules 10/20/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Insurance will hold a hearing Oct. 25 on proposed rules relating to financial statements filed by third-party administrators. ...Read More
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