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Worker Can't Rely on Report by Physician Assistant to Establish Impairment 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to an injured worker but found that he could not rely on the opinion of a physician assistant to establish his level of impairment. ...Read More

American Financial Group to Acquire ABA Insurance Services 10/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 332 min read
American Financial Group has reached an agreement to acquire ABA Insurance Services Inc. from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. Under the agre...Read More

BWC Proposing Rule Changes on Behavior Assessment, Lumbar Surgery 10/16/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing changes to rules relating to behavior assessment and intervention services, payment for lumbar fusion surgery, and medical treatment reimbursement requests. ...Read More

Court Rejects Carrier's Challenge to Authorization of Surgery 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to shoulder surgery, since his employer’s insurance carrier failed to prove that the state’s associate medical director erred in finding that the procedure was in accordance with the Medical Treatment Guidelines. ...Read More

Commission to Consider Adoption of Document Filing Rules 10/16/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will review adoption of 13 proposed rule amendments and the repeal of another during a meeting in Raleigh on Wednesday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Carrier's Untimely Challenge to Award of Death Benefits 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an insurance carrier’s belatedly filed challenge of liability for the payment of benefits for a worker who died of lung cancer. ...Read More

Uncontroverted Testimony About Fall From Scaffold Established Labor Law Claims 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a construction worker for his fall from a scaffold that lacked safety rails. ...Read More

Lawyer Suspended Months After Pleading to Defrauding Federal WC Program 10/16/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
More than a year after pleading guilty to defrauding the federal workers' compensation system, a Dallas-area lawyer with roots in Zimbabwe has been disbarred. ...Read More

Advisory Council to Hold Hearing on WC Changes Nov. 12 10/16/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will hold a public hearing Nov. 12 to hear input on changes needed to the state's compensation laws and regulations. ...Read More

Payment to PTP for Med-Legal Work Depends on Facts 10/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1571 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
California’s Labor Code and Medical-Legal Fee Schedule both appear to allow a primary treating physician to perform a comprehensive medical-legal report, but the laws and rules are anything but clear. ...Read More
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