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Labor Commission Proposes Permanent Repeal of Attorney Fee Rules 10/18/2016
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 639 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Utah Labor Commission is proposing to permanently repeal attorney fee rules the state’s Supreme Court declared unconstitutional in May. ...Read More
 
 
Workplace Safety Workshop Coming to San Angelo 10/18/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees on Nov. 15 in San Angelo. The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Education Service Center Region 15, 612 S. Irene St. Regional sa...Read More
 
 

Ten Indicted in Alleged Pain Cream Scheme 10/18/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 800 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men from Texas and Arizona for their roles in an alleged $100 million drug-compounding scheme perpetrated against Tricare, the health insurance program for members of the military and their families. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Wasn't Entitled to Additional Examination, Spinal Stimulator or Surgery 10/18/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to an additional examination to resolve a conflict in opinion among the medical experts as to the appropriate course of treatment for his injuries, and that the commissioner committed no error weighing the credibility and persua...Read More
 
 

DLIR Schedules Hearing on Rules to Allow Electronic Submission of Treatment Plans 10/18/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is holding a public hearing in November to get input on rules that would allow providers to submit treatment plans by fax starting in 2017. ...Read More
 
 

Propane Co. Can't Avoid Trial on Damages to Farmworkers Injured in Explosion 10/18/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a group of farmworkers who were injured when their living quarters exploded can take their claims against a propane provider to trial, and that their employer is immune from contribution or indemnification to the propane provider for the majority of them....Read More
 
 

Auto Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Operating Without Comp 10/18/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 208 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries said the owner of an auto repair shop who changed the name of his business and his business license number after falling behind on workers’ compensation premiums pleaded guilty to operating without comp coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Widow of Volunteer Firefighter 10/18/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 728 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the widow of a volunteer firefighter was not entitled to an award of death benefits due to the lack of evidence regarding the firefighter's activities on the day of his death. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Cop Gets 3-Year Suspended Sentence for Workers' Comp Fraud 10/18/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 726 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
A former police officer who defrauded the Connecticut workers' compensation system of about $34,000 will serve a three-year suspended prison sentence, The Record-Journal reports.  ...Read More
 
 

11 Arrested in Sting Targeting Unlicensed Electrical, Plumbing Contractors 10/18/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 561 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 76 min read
Eleven people who performed plumbing and electrical work in Manatee County, Florida, were arrested for not having proper licensing or training, the state Department of Financial Services' investigative division announced last week. ...Read More
 
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