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Fake Certificates of Coverage Not Just for Subcontractors Anymore 01/11/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Fake certificates of workers’ compensation insurance have become an all-too-common problem in the construction industry, contractors and regulators agree. Some subcontractors don’t think twice about doctoring expired certificates or printing authentic-looking fakes, authorities say....Read More

WCRI: Opioid Prescribing Rate Higher for Fractures, Carpal Tunnel 01/11/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Injured workers who are younger than 25 are less likely than their older counterparts to receive an opioid prescription or to take opioids on a long-term basis, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of PTD, Penalties Following Reopening of Claim 01/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 192 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits and penalties to a worker following the reopening of her claim. ...Read More

L&I Lowering Pension Discount Rate 01/11/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries in April will bring its pension discount rate in line with actuarial recommendations. ...Read More

Real Estate Broker, Housekeeper Charged With Fraud 01/11/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries announced that a real estate broker and a housekeeper are facing criminal charges for separate incidents of alleged workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

Department of Labor and Industry Schedules Formulary Forums 01/11/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 239 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is hosting a series of forums to discuss the formulary that went into effect at the start of the year. ...Read More

Worker Didn't Prove Entitlement to Benefits for Claimed Occupational Disease 01/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits for asthma. Case: Gul v. Kohler Co...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Construction Manager in Litigation Over Worker's Fall 01/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly granted re-argument of a challenge to a motion for summary judgment in a Labor Law action. ...Read More

Court Tosses Property Owner's Indemnity Claim Against Elevator Mechanic's Employer 01/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an elevator mechanic’s employer was entitled to dismissal of a property owner’s claim for indemnification for an injury. ...Read More

After Months of Comments, DWC Posts Final Enforcement Action Rules 01/11/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
It took almost a year, but the squeaky wheels found the grease they were hoping for after the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation revised rules to relax and clarify enforcement actions against insurers. ...Read More
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