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Workers' Compensation News


Common Sense Urged When Enforcing Treatment Guidelines 02/10/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Medical treatment guidelines are an important tool for improving the care of injured workers, but their use must be coupled with common sense, speakers said during a webinar on Thursday. ...Read More

Court Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment Due to Judge's Failure to Explain Decision 02/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment in favor of an employer who was accused of retaliating against an injured employee, since it could not discern the reasons for the judge's ruling from the record. ...Read More

Court Rejects Masonry Worker's Labor Law Claim for Alleged Saw Mishap 02/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured masonry worker failed to establish a viable Labor Law claim against the general contractor for a construction project, as a matter of law. ...Read More

Companies Sued Over Alleged Scam of 9/11 Responders, NFL Players 02/10/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New York Attorney General’s Office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a lawsuit against a company that allegedly scammed 9/11 first responders out of payments intended to cover their medical costs and lost income. ...Read More

Comp Court Erred in Rejecting Opinion of Psychiatrist 02/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 424 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals that had found the opinion of a psychiatrist inadequate to support the denial of a worker's claim for mental conditions allegedly caused by a concussion and post-concussive syndrome. ...Read More

Court Denies Benefits to Daughter of Worker Who Died From Drug Overdose 02/09/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: Top | 720 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals this week upheld the denial of benefits to the daughter of an injured worker who died from a drug overdose. While the...Read More

Court Upholds Past-Due Premium Assessment on Company That Underreported Payroll 02/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Employer
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a tree cutting company owed the Bureau of Workers' Compensation $67,688.07 in past-due premiums after it failed to accurately report its payroll. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Worker's Negligence Claims Against Property Owner for Forklift Accident 02/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
A Texas appellate court partially revived an injured worker's negligence claims against a cement plant owner who had hired his employer to build a truck port. ...Read More

Court: Commission Allowed to Rely on TTD Exam in Considering PTD Application 02/09/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld the denial of a former nurse's petition for permanent total disability benefits for back pain and anxiety.  ...Read More

Contractor Fined $280,000 for Fatal Accident 02/09/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development penalized a contractor $280,000 for four willful violations of state safety standards that resulted in a man’s death. ...Read More
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