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Workers' Compensation News


WCB Properly Denies Incomplete Application for Administrative Review 12/09/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school district’s failure to complete the Workers’ Compensation Board’s application for administrative review of a claim justified its denial. ...Read More

Justice Decries Standard for Determining Temporary Worker's Employment Status 12/09/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A Texas appellate court reaffirmed the standard for determining when the employee of a temporary staffing agency may also be an employee of the staffing agency's client company. ...Read More

Oil Field Worker Ordered to Pay $11,490 in Restitution Following Fraud Conviction 12/09/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
An oil field worker who went to work for a competing company while receiving workers' compensation benefits was ordered to pay $11,490 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the carrier announced. ...Read More

Worker Should Have Been Allowed to Present New Evidence 12/09/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker should have been allowed to present new evidence supporting his claim of a consequential injury after the Workers’ Compensation Board threw out the original report provided by an independent medical examiner. ...Read More

Partner Alleges Mismanagement in Complaint Seeking to Dissolve Pond Lehocky Firm 12/06/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 784 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The powerhouse claimants' firm of Pond, Lehocky, Stern, Giordano is in the headlines again after founding partner David Stern this week filed suit alleging Sam Pond has mismanaged the firm and tried to force Stern out. ...Read More

MedRisk: Physical Therapy Visits, Duration of Care on Decline 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The average number of physical therapy visits per case and the duration of physical therapy care is on the decline, according to a new industry trends report published by MedRisk. ...Read More

5th Circuit Applies LHWCA's Protections to Worker at Riverfront Storage Facility 12/06/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a foreman at an oil and gas storage facility along the Mississippi River qualified as a maritime worker covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. ...Read More

Court Issues Revised Decision Upholding Dismissal of Tort Claim 12/06/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s civil claim accusing an independent contractor of negligently causing an accident that resulted in the amputation of his leg. ...Read More

NCCI: Indemnity Benefits Keep Pace With Wage Growth in Most States 12/06/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Indemnity benefits on a wage-adjusted basis have kept pace with wage growth since 2000 in most of the states where the National Council on Compensation Insurance provides ratemaking services, according to a new ...Read More

Lack of Credibility Sinks Worker's WC Claim 12/06/2019
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 240 min read
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a former fast-food worker due to his lack of credibility. Case: ...Read More
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