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CSIA Holding Fall Conference Oct. 19 07/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 779 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Self-Insurers Association is holding its 2017 Fall Educational Conference Oct. 19 at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek. ...Read More

Claims of Bias, Attorney Malfeasance Not Enough for New Settlement 07/21/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a memorandum opinion issued Wednesday, the state Supreme Court affirmed that a worker had a full and fair opportunity to litigate the issues in his workers' compensation claim, and the settlement should not be modified.  ...Read More

Claimants' Attorney to High Court: I'm Not Required to Give Up Attorney's Fees 07/20/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pittsburgh claimants' attorney fighting to keep his $14,750 unreasonable contest attorney's fee award in a case that was later decided for the employer told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week that there is no law requiring him to give up the fee. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Police Officer's Application for Disability Retirement Benefits 07/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence did not support the denial of a police officer’s application for disability retirement benefits for a knee injury from falling down a flight of stairs. ...Read More

Companies Cited After Toxic Gases Kill 3 Workers in Manhole 07/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A South Florida utility company and a related contracting company are facing $119,507 in proposed federal fines after three workers were killed by toxic gases in a manhole. ...Read More

Carrier Seeks to Disqualify Law Firm Behind Pacific Hospital Whistleblower Suit 07/19/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The law firm that filed a whistleblower complaint accusing Michael D. Drobot of conspiring with physicians to implant counterfeit spinal hardware during surgeries is embroiled in a disqualification fight — not with any of the defendants, but rather with a workers’ compensation ca...Read More

CIGA Owes Coverage for Claims Against Risk Pool's Defunct Excess Insurer 07/19/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled that the California Insurance Guaranty Association must reimburse the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority for payments it made on two workers’ compensation claims after it exhausted its retention limits under insurance policies it had with ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Claim for Benefits Under 'Manual Labor' Exception 07/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court revived an injured worker’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits, since his claim had been denied without consideration of the “manual labor” exception to the rule that independent contractors don’t qualify for benefits. ...Read More

Court Upholds TTD Award for Worker Who Fell at Construction Site 07/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld an award of temporary total disability benefits to a former construction worker for injuries to his neck and back from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More

Comp Providers Named in Latest Federal Bust 07/18/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 6148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors filed additional charges accusing a Los Angeles radiologist of paying referral fees for patients to defraud California workers’ compensation carriers as part of the latest fraud takedown. ...Read More
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