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IME's Failure to Address Worker's Off-Duty Fall Didn't Render Opinion Unreliable 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 53 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a back injury even though an independent medical examiner's report failed to address the man's off-duty fall as a potential cause of injury. ...Read More

Parish Bears No Liability for Cement Truck Driver's Fatal Crash 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 15 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the family of a truck driver failed to prove that his fatal accident had been caused by the defective condition of the road on which he had been traveling. ...Read More

Bureau Proposes Rule Changes for Public Employees 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 9 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Oct. 31 to discuss a number of changes to rules affecting public employees who are injured on the job. ...Read More

Effort to Oust WC Director Could Top $4 Million in Legal Fees and Damages 09/25/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
An effort by the governor to remove the former Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner from office has cost taxpayers $1 million in legal fees and could top $4 million in fees and damages before the fight is over. ...Read More

Two Plead Guilty to Working While Collecting Injury Benefits 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Just a few weeks after claiming he was injured in 2016 while working at a restaurant, a Cleveland-area man went back to work. Now, he must pay some $4,000 in restitution and a $500 fine after pleading guilty last week to workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More

Letter Carrier Busted After Heavy Lifting at Comic Con 09/25/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A former New Hampshire postal worker pleaded guilty in federal court last week to making false statements and working while receiving federal workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

Passing Scores Save UROs From Paying Most Penalties for 2018 Audit Violations 09/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Five utilization review organizations audited this year all scored passing grades, resulting in the Division of Workers’ Compensation waiving most of the penalties they faced for violations uncovered during the inspections. ...Read More

4th DCA Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Lien Fraud-Prevention Legislation 09/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A California appellate court ruled that two newly enacted statutes designed to address lien fraud pass constitutional muster. Case:...Read More

Gov. Signs Bill to Reschedule Hydrocodone 09/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 549 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill rescheduling hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II drugs. The U.S. Drug Enforceme...Read More

BBSI's Former CFO Indicted Over Allegedly False Financial Reports 09/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 813 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The former chief financial officer of Barrett Business Services Inc. has been indicted in connection with the alleged underreporting of the professional employer organization’s workers’ comp expenses, by about $12 million, in 2013. ...Read More
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