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No Summary Judgment for Construction Manager Whose Protective Devices Stopped Fall 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction manager was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim based on the alleged failure to provide adequate fall protection, even though a safety cable had prevented the worker from actually falling. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can Proceed With Claims Against Property Owner, Contractor 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker can proceed with his claim for damages against a property owner for an allegedly dangerous condition, as well as a claim against a contractor that created the hazard. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to PPD Benefits but Orders Recalculation 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had reached maximum medical improvement for his injuries from a car accident and that he had established a loss of earning capacity, but he was not entitled to 340 weeks of permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Medical Committee to Consider Spinal Cord Stimulator Compensability 01/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Whether spinal cord stimulators should be a compensable treatment for injured workers is a topic that the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division’s Medical Advisory Committee will consider when it meets on Feb. 16. ...Read More

Self-Insurance Fund's Procedural Flub Results in Loss of Ability to Pursue 3rd-Party Claim 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that a public entity self-insurance fund lost the ability to proceed with a claim against an alleged third-party tortfeasor because of its failure to serve a demand on an employee. ...Read More

Commission Posts Proposed Rules Delaying EDI Implementation 01/19/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted proposed permanent rules to Chapter 1, General Information; Chapter 10, Practice and Procedures; and Chapter 25, Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Self Insurance. ...Read More

Law School to Help File 9/11 Fund Claims 01/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York Law School is offering two free clinics for individuals who need help in filing claims under the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. ...Read More

Two Physicians Lose Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 01/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has pulled the authorizations of two family practitioners who are temporarily suspended from treating injured workers. ...Read More

Sobol to Pay $2 Million for Kickback Scheme; Randall Restitution Hearing Vacated 01/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge ordered a doctor to pay $2 million for accepting kickbacks to refer workers’ compensation patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach on the same day she determined it would be too burdensome to calculate restitution for a marketer who orchestrated a similar kickback scheme a...Read More

Judge Denies Most Requests to Limit Discovery in EquityComp Lawsuit 01/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in California denied most requests from Applied Underwriters to limit the types of documents employers can obtain during discovery in a purported class action lawsuit over the EquityComp program. ...Read More
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