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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Cannot Enlarge Scope of Claim to Include Alleged Consequential Injury 07/27/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to expand the scope of his workers’ compensation claim to include a heart attack as a consequential injury. ...Read More

High Court Upholds 2-Part Fee Award to Attorney 07/27/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alaska Supreme Court upheld an award of fees to the attorney who secured permanent and total disability benefits for an injured worker. ...Read More

Business Owner Charged With Premium Fraud 07/27/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a New Jersey real estate improvement company was charged with providing false payroll information to lower his workers’ compensation premiums, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck said in a statement. ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Decision Not to Instruct Jury on Worker's FMLA Claim 07/27/2021
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a trial judge’s decision not to instruct a jury on an injured worker’s Family and Medical Leave Act claims and also affirmed the evidentiary rulings. ...Read More

Comp Bureau Adopts Rules Authorizing Telehealth 07/27/2021
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation adopted a new rule that takes effect Oct. 19 and will give injured workers the option of using telehealth services. ...Read More

Imaging Company Reports Data Breach 07/27/2021
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Express MRI reported a data breach in which emails containing patient information could have been accessed. Certain emails include patient name and ad...Read More

Report: BWC Wellness Grant Can Help Reverse COVID Weight Gain 07/27/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Ohio employers can use workplace wellness grants from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to create programs to help workers lose weight gained during the pandemic, according to an editorial published in the ...Read More

High Court Upholds Total Disability Award, Vacates Lower Court's Analysis of Competent Evidence 07/26/2021
State: MI | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Supreme Court upheld a finding that an injured worker was entitled to total disability benefits, but it vacated the underlying judgment to the extent it discussed whether the opinions of the worker’s medical experts alone had been enough to support the award. ...Read More
WCS Holding Medical Training Class Wednesday 07/26/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations Workers’ Compensation Section is offering two medical training sessions Wednesday. A course on the C-4 claims process and using the coverage verification service is scheduled for 9 a.m. The class will review the process for verifying ...Read More

Split Court Tosses Worker's Tort Suit Against University 07/26/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a university was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an injured worker’s suit for damages, since the school qualified as his statutory employer. ...Read More
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