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Workers' Compensation News


Court Clarifies Statutory Limit on PTD Benefits for Workers Over 70 11/21/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker over the age of 70 is statutorily limited to permanent total disability benefits for a calendar period of five years after she is determined to be permanently and totally disabled. ...Read More

Payment of Supplemental PTD Benefits Tolls Statute of Limitations 11/21/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker’s claim for medical and disability benefits was timely asserted more than 42 years after his injury because his receipt of supplemental benefits stopped the statute of limitations from expiring. ...Read More

Judge Refuses to Set Aside Verdict Against Branstad 11/21/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
An Iowa judge has rejected the former governor's request to set aside a jury verdict that found the governor had discriminated against the state's former workers' compensation commissioner. ...Read More

Responders Hoping PTSD Bills Will Gain Ground This Year 11/21/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Two bills in the Wisconsin Legislature would make it easier for first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

Companies Fined $270,000 for Misclassifying Poultry Workers 11/21/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Connecticut Department of Labor has hit two agricultural labor-supply firms with more than $270,000 in fines for misclassifying dozens of workers as independent contractors to avoid taxes and workers' compensation costs. ...Read More

Auditor Finds DWC Failed to Adequately Administer QME Process 11/20/2019
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1398 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has not done enough to attract and retain qualified medical evaluators; failed to continuously review the quality of medical-legal reports; and inappropriately used the reappointment process to discipline providers for alleged violations, Californi...Read More

DWC Reports 6% Increase in Eligible IMR Applications for 2018 11/20/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Requests for independent medical review continue to increase, with 2018 seeing a 6% increase in eligible applications over 2017, according to a new report by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Bills in Congress Could Cut Medicare Drug Prices — and Impact MSAs 11/20/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Two measures that appear to be gaining steam in Congress could give Medicare unprecedented control over drug prices, raising new questions about how lower costs would affect the world of Medicare set-aside agreements. ...Read More

High Court Clarifies Admissibility of Evidence Standard for Contested Death Benefit Cases 11/20/2019
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a widower timely filed a claim for death benefits, and it clarified the standard for the admissibility of medical testimony and evidence on the issue of causation. ...Read More

Employer Fails to Prove Statute of Limitations Defense to Hearing Loss Claim 11/20/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim for occupational hearing loss as time-barred. ...Read More
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