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Employer Had Immunity for Civil Claim for Worker's Death, But Co-Employee Doesn't 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 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 | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 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 | 94 | 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 | 107 | 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

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Defrauding Comp Lawyer of $1.5 Million 06/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A well-known workers' compensation lawyer and longtime Miami Marlins baseball "super fan" has been defrauded of $1.5 million by his own bookkeeper, authorities said. ...Read More

Worker's Settlement of Comp Claims Released FEHA Action Against Employer 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that a pizzeria employee’s settlement of his workers’ compensation claim waived his ability to bring a civil action against his employer for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. ...Read More

Surgeon's Arrest Prompted by Tip About Applicant Fraud 06/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
An investigation that led to the arrest of a Northern California doctor for allegedly overbilling insurers for X-rays got its start during a probe into suspected fraud by an applicant, a prosecutor said Thursday. ...Read More

Implications of URAC Accreditation to Be Discussed During Conference 06/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The implications of URAC accreditation for California’s workers’ comp utilization review system will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. Saturday during a California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery conference in Long Beach. ...Read More

State's High Court Says Payment for Marijuana Can't Be Ordered 06/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
An employer cannot be ordered to reimburse an injured worker for medical marijuana, because such a payment would be “aiding and abetting” a violation of federal law, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Thursday. ...Read More

Brown Named First Woman to Head Workers' Comp Division 06/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A longtime state government insider has been named the first woman to lead the Texas  Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
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