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One Call to Consolidate Jacksonville Locations, Move Downtown 02/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Workers’ compensation managed care company One Call Care Management is consolidating its two Jacksonville locations, moving about 500 employees to a downtown skyscraper that now bears its signage. ...Read More

Court Upholds Assessment of Penalties and Fees for Employer's Unreasonable Claim Contest 02/13/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a head injury, and it upheld an assessment of penalties against his employer for unreasonably contesting his claim. ...Read More

WC Commission Budget Measures Move Forward 02/13/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Mississippi lawmakers have introduced legislation to appropriate operating funds to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission while a bill to make the commission a self-funded agency is again moving forward.  ...Read More

Ex-Doctor to Spend 8 Years in Prison for Overbilling, Writing Unlawful Opioid Scripts 02/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A former Kentucky doctor will spend eight years in prison after admitting to prescribing opioids to more than a dozen people who didn’t need them, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. ...Read More
Lack of Coverage Results in 2 Fraud Convictions 02/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 46 | 0
Two business owners pleaded guilty to workers’ comp fraud charges in January, the first convictions of the year, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced. The BWC said it received a tip that Amanda Joy Klapp, owner of Amanda Joy Cleaning Co. in Hudson, was operating witho...Read More

WC Court Adopts Amendments to Procedural Rules 02/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 48 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court adopted two new rules relating to pretrial identification of witnesses and exhibits, withdrawal of attorney, and amended 21 rules, according to a notice posted o...Read More

Contractor's Employee Can't Sue Utility Co. for Electric Shock Injuries 02/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the employee of an independent contractor could not proceed with a tort claim against a utility company for injuries from coming into contact with an energized transformer. ...Read More

Interim Committee Discussing Future of Montana State Fund 02/13/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
An interim legislative committee is discussing the future of the state-chartered Montana State Fund and whether the carrier should be privatized or possibly even dissolved. ...Read More
Committee Passes Bill That Would Automatically Qualify First Responders for Mental Stress Claims 02/13/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A policy committee in the Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that would automatically qualify first responders for mental stress benefits. House Bill 209, by Rep. Karen Kwan, D-Murray, would establis...Read More

Board Properly Excluded Expert's Opinion 02/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a medical expert’s failure to comply with the provisions governing independent medical examination properly resulted in his opinion being excluded from consideration by the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
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