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Principles of Fairness Prevented Worker's Late Claim From Being Time-Barred 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that principles of equity allowed a worker to belatedly file a workers’ compensation claim, since his delay had been prompted by reliance on his employer’s repeated representations that his medical bills would be covered. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Permanent Impairment of Leg as Untimely 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was time-barred from seeking compensation for a permanent impairment to her leg that allegedly resulted from an industrial back injury. ...Read More

Court Affirms Judgement for Employer on Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured employee failed to prove that his employer had fired him in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Judge Sets Deadlines for Filings in Applied Underwriters Dispute 07/12/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 38 min read
A federal judge in Connecticut set deadlines for parties to submit various filings for a case in which an employer is accusing Applied Underwriters of making false or misleading statements relating to the EquityComp program. ...Read More

Governor Signs Cancer Presumption Bill 07/12/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill creating a presumption that cancer is an occupational disease for full-time firefighters who meet certain conditions. ...Read More

Delaware Health Agency Moves to New Digs After WC Claims About Mold 07/12/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
After two years of complaints about mold and health problems, along with the filing of several workers' compensation claims, Delaware state workers are finally moving to a new office building. ...Read More

Worker Reached MMI While Awaiting Treatment With Spinal Cord Simulator 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker was at maximum medical improvement for a back injury, even though he had not yet received a spinal cord stimulator to treat his pain. ...Read More

HuffPo: Conservative SCOTUS Nominee Tends to Side With Employers 07/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Republican President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has tended to side with employers in workplace disputes, according to the Huffington P...Read More
WCB to Continue Discussion on Translation of Court Documents 07/12/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation board will continue deliberating possible rules relating to translating evidence written in languages other than English when it meets in August. The board last year started assessing ways to ensure that people who aren’t proficient in English ...Read More

Doctors, Worker Advocates Indicted in $40 Million Compounding Scheme 07/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Three doctors and two pharmacy operators have been indicted in connection with a compounded drug scheme that defrauded the federal workers' compensation program and Tricare out of almost $40 million, prosecutors said. ...Read More
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