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Workers' Compensation News


Appellate Court Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana 01/16/2020
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
In a case of first impression, a New Jersey appellate court ruled that a workers’ compensation judge can order an employer to reimburse an employee for medical marijuana to treat chronic pain from a work-related injury. ...Read More

Employer Can't Use Surveillance Footage as Evidence 01/16/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal upheld an award of benefits to a hotel housekeeper with complex regional pain syndrome, finding her employer was properly precluded from changing its defenses and offering surveillance footage into evidence. ...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Injuries From Unwitnessed, Unexplained Fall 01/16/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his injuries from an unwitnessed and unexplained fall at work. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Applications for Review 01/16/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of two applications for review filed on behalf of an injured worker as procedurally defective. ...Read More

Employer Must Pay for Treatment Despite Worker's Refusal to Attend IME 01/16/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an employer is obligated to continue paying for an injured man's treatment with an authorized care provider, even though the worker refused to attend an independent medical examination. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects State's Appeal in Excessive Fine Case 01/16/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 466 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Colorado’s appeal of a decision finding the penalty assessed against a business that operated without workers’ compensation insurance for more than four years was unconstitutionally excessive because the employer couldn’t afford to pay it....Read More

Rules Would Cap Penalties for Lack of Comp Insurance 01/16/2020
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 623 min read
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is accepting public comment on proposed rule changes that would loosen some requirements on independent medical examiners and would cap penalties for failure to obtain comp insurance at $50,000 for a first offense. ...Read More

Glenn Named Chief Actuary for NCCI 01/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A vice president at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has been named chief actuary for the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Claimants' Attorney Charged With Keeping Thousands in Settlement Funds 01/16/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A south Florida claimants' attorney who voluntarily gave up his bar membership in 2018 has been charged with keeping more than $300,000 in settlement funds. ...Read More

CalVCB to Drop Liens Filed Against Victims of San Bernardino Terrorist Attack 01/15/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 842 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The California Victim Compensation Board on Tuesday said it would withdraw liens filed against the workers’ compensation claims of some victims of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist shooting at the San Bernardino County Inland Regional Center. ...Read More
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