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Attorney Reprimanded for Borrowing Settlement Proceeds From Client 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded a Valdosta-based claimants’ attorney for having admittedly acquired a pecuniary interest in a former’s client’s settlement funds while still representing the client. ...Read More
 
 

CRIB Files for 5.1% Rate Decrease 10/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing seeking a 5.1% decrease in the overall level of rates and rating values, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers Making Another Pass at PTSD Benefits for 1st Responders 10/18/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida lawmakers are again pursuing legislation that would make first responders eligible for benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a general exclusion in state law for mental injuries that are not accompanied by a physical ailment. ...Read More
 
 

Mail Carrier Who Accepted Bus Driver Job While Injured Sentenced to Probation 10/18/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A 24-year-old mail carrier must pay roughly $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he took a job with Washington, D.C.’s bus service while out on a work injury, ...Read More
 
 

Board Revokes Doctor's Authorization After Felony Conviction 10/18/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked a doctor’s authorization to treat injured workers after the State Board of Professional Medical Conduct revoked her license. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Floats Rule on Behavioral Assessments 10/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting comments from providers on a rule proposing standards for behavioral assessments. OAC 4123...Read More
 
 

Work Comp Agency Moves to Adopt E-Billing Rules 10/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey’s workers’ compensation agency is moving to adopt rules to implement last year’s electronic billing law. ...Read More
 
 

CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill 10/17/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1616 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association didn’t pull any punches. ...Read More
 
 

Top Comp Drug Lyrica Approved in Extended-Release Formula 10/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pfizer has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an extended-release form of Lyrica, one of the top prescription drugs in workers’ comp. ...Read More
 
 

Discharge Letter Enough to Warrant PPD Benefits, but More Needed for Award Calculation 10/17/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a state government worker too stressed out to return to his job, and ordered the award itself — $250 — to be recalculated. ...Read More
 
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