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Employer Can't Compel IME With Psychiatrist Before Provision of Treatment 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker could not be compelled to attend an independent medical evaluation with a psychiatrist prior to receiving any treatment for a mental health condition. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Discrimination Claim by Rejected Applicant for Deputy Commissioner Post 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that an unsuccessful candidate for a deputy workers’ compensation commissioner position could not assert a viable age-discrimination claim against Iowa Workforce Development because he waited too long to file with the Civil Rights Commission. ...Read More

Highway Worker Suspected of Double-Dipping, Lying About Injury 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Prosecutors say a state highway maintenance worker lied about his injury and collected $7,875 in benefits while working for other employers. ...Read More
Updated Medical Aid Rules, Fee Schedules Now Posted 06/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has published the 2018 edition of the Medical Aid Rules and Fee Schedules, effective July 1. ...Read More

Bill to Permit Electronic Delivery of Decisions Clears House 06/18/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
A bill in the Delaware legislature that would allow Industrial Accident Board's hearing notices and decisions to be sent by email instead of certified mail has been passed by the House. ...Read More

Sunz Holdings Launches Expanded Subrogation Services 06/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Sunz Holdings LLC has announced the formation of Avalon Subrogation Partners, a subrogation company focused on recovering claim payments from parties who may have caused or contributed to the accident or insured the loss. ...Read More

Employer Had Immunity for Civil Claim for Worker's Death, But Co-Employee Doesn't 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that the family of a construction worker could not proceed with a tort claim against his employer for a fatal accident, but the court revived the family’s claim against a co-employee. ...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Back Injury; Employer Gets Credit for Disability Benefits Paid 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for her back injury, as reduced to account for the benefits that her employer had paid under an employer-funded disability plan. ...Read More

Woman Pleads to Forging Dead Mom's Signature to WC Checks 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Rochester woman pleaded guilty this week to forging her dead mom's signature and collecting $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits. Devon ...Read More

Bronx Mover Was Shaking Off the Law, Collecting $19,000 in WC Benefits 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
New York authorities this week charged a man with stealing more than $19,000 in workers' compensation benefits after he claimed injury in Connecticut and began work for a moving company in the Bronx. ...Read More
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