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Insurers Taking Crack at Eggshell Skull Rule in Apportionment Appeal 07/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1582 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A case pending before California’s 1st District Court of Appeal could determine whether the long-standing rule holding employers liable for permanent disability caused by the aggravation of a preexisting condition is relevant in the era of apportionment. The 1st DCA in May granted a...Read More
WCIRB Webinar to 2018 State of System Report 07/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will present its 2018 report on the California’s comp system during a webinar Wednesday morning. The WCIRB on Monday announced the release of its ...Read More
Nurse Triage Process Draws Increased Scrutiny 07/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Companies that are primarily providers of workers’ comp nurse triage services may have an incentive to recommend self care for injured employees rather than an in-person or telemedicine visit to a doctor, according to one cost-containment company. But the seemingly cost-saving strat...Read More
Work Comp Court Adopts New Lump Sum Approval Process 07/10/2018
State: NE | Segment: Top | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
After years of frustration over the Workers' Compensation Court failing to approve some lump-sum settlement agreements, Nebraska attorneys on both sides of the issue decided to take action. The result was ...Read More
Provider To Pay Restitution For Inflated Functional Capacity Exam Bills 07/10/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Deer Park health care provider was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution and given three years deferred adjudication for falsifying workers’ compensation claims, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation reported Monday. Enrique Colon performed functional capacity evaluati...Read More
Auto Insurance Carrier Must Pick Up Tab after Comp Carrier Stopped Paying for Chiropractor 07/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a no-fault automobile insurance carrier has an obligation to pay for an insured’s chiropractic treatment after the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the insured’s employer stopped paying because the treatments were excessive un...Read More
Andrew Indeck Named Chairman at Weber Gallagher 07/10/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The partnership at law firm Weber Gallagher has elected Andrew Indeck as firm chairman. Indeck, who became chairman on Monday, is the first chair based outside of Philadelphia in the firm’s 27-year history, NJ Biz ...Read More
SIME Selection Penal Meeting 07/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The panel that selects doctors to serve as second independent medical examiners for Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board will hold a series of meetings later this month. The Second Independent Medical Examiner Selection Panel will meet four times to providers that will be desi...Read More
Property Owner Can Proceed with Labor Law Claim for Alleged Injuries while Inspecting Work 07/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction company was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing the Labor Law claims filed by the president of the company that had hired it to perform excavation work after he was injured while inspecting the work at his personal residence. Ca...Read More
Court Upholds Dismissal of Claims by Worker who Fell from Ladder 07/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker's Labor Law and negligence claims arising out of his alleged fall from a ladder while working on a condomium construction project. Case: Naupari v. Murray, No. 6887 111215/11, 07/03/2018, published. Facts: Jorge Naupa...Read More
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