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2nd Circuit Tosses Appeals in Brain Injury Suit Against WWE 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A federal appellate court dismissed appeals by two former professional wrestlers challenging the dismissal of their claims against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for allegedly concealing the risks of traumatic brain injuries. ...Read More
WCA Posts Proposed Fee Schedule and Billing Instructions 10/03/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website proposed changes to its fee schedule and billing instructions that will be the subject of an Oct. 19 ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Worker's Bad Faith Suit Against Carrier 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The South Dakota Supreme Court revived a worker's bad faith suit against his employer's insurance carrier, finding he had asserted enough facts that, if taken as true, would support his claim. ...Read More

CMS Announces New Threshold for Conditional Payment Recovery 10/03/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is changing the threshold dollar amount that triggers the agency’s attempt to recover conditional payments made in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
WCB Posts Agenda for Board Meeting 10/03/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss rules relating to medical services and claim processes when it meets Thursday and Friday in Anchorage. According to the agenda for the meetings, board members will discuss medical reimbursement rates as well as rules that ...Read More
Labor Department Posts Lodging, Home Health Reimbursement Rates 10/03/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry posted lodging and home health care reimbursement rates that went into effect Saturday. The standard reimbursement rate for lodging is $91, with some exceptions for several high-cost areas. The rate is $94 in Silver Bow County and $95 in L...Read More

Employer Fined After Worker Falls From Roof, Is Impaled on Fence Post 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A carpentry contractor based in Hialeah, Florida, is facing $152,145 in proposed federal fines after one of its workers fell from a roof, landing on a fence post that impaled his leg. ...Read More
Stanley Law Offices Join Forces With Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby 10/03/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 472 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby, a workers’ compensation law firm based in Syracuse, New York, is merging with The Stanley Law Offices LLP, the firms announced on Friday. Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby has practiced in several areas of law but will now focus entirely on workers’ comp...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Suit Against Homeowner for Fall Through Porch 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a homeowner could be liable to a worker who allegedly suffered injuries due to the defective condition of a porch while the worker was preparing an estimate for the repair of the defect. ...Read More
OSHA Inspection After Tire Explosion Yields $62,000 Fine for Truck Repair Shop 10/03/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
A man sustained serious head injuries in July after a tire exploded at the Massachusetts truck repair facility where he worked. Federal safety inspectors say the accident could have been avoided. They fined Crown Equipment Corp. on Woburn about $62,000 this month after a July 13 inspectio...Read More
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