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Commission Eyeing Adoption of Formulary Already Used for State Employees 05/02/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission is proposing the adoption of a drug formulary and hopes to cash in on the 30% cost savings already experienced for claims involving state employees. ...Read More

Christie Vetoes Bill to Provide Full-Pay Benefits to Corrections Officers 05/02/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have paid corrections officers full pay while recovering from workplace assaults, but suggested changes that would gain his support. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Contractually Waived Right to Recover From Injured Worker 05/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier contractually waived its right to subrogation against a worker’s recovery on a third-party tort claim. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Tort Claim Against Co-Employees 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker is entitled to a second chance to prove his claim for damages because of the alleged negligence of his co-employees. ...Read More

Contractor's Employee Can't Sue State for Damages After Workplace Fall 04/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 696 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a social worker could not file a tort action against the Department of Corrections to recover damages for her slip-and-fall while at a state prison. ...Read More

Convicted Provider Trying to Collect on Presumptively Fraudulent Lien 04/27/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 5196 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A doctor is trying to take advantage of an apparent loophole in new laws that allow the California Division of Workers' Compensation to stay any liens filed by persons charged with fraud and suspend them from the system after they are convicted. ...Read More

Carrier's Ambiguous Letter to Claimant Operated as Acceptance of Back Injury 04/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not err in treating a carrier’s ambiguously phrased letter to an injured worker as an acceptance of liability for the worker’s back condition. ...Read More

Chubb Reports $1B Profit in 'Very Good' Q1 04/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb Ltd. on Tuesday reported that its net income for the first quarter increased 149%, in what Chief Executive Officer Evan Greenberg called “a very good quarter.” ...Read More

Carrier Files Civil Suit Against Towing Company for $105,373 in Unpaid Premiums 04/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1117 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance Co. of the West filed a civil complaint accusing a Northern California towing company of not paying $105,373 in workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Court Reverses Order Directing Payment of Attorney Fees Into Attorney's Trust 04/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a reasonable opportunity to object to her former attorney’s request that the fees payable to him be paid into a trust instead. ...Read More
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