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Rash of Construction Falls Prompts OSHA Call to Action 07/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
A series of recent workplace falls that have killed or injured five Philadelphia-area workers has triggered an OSHA warning for construction companies to ensure employees have and use proper equipment. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Nearly $200,000 in Fines for Repeat Offender 07/15/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A Queensbury manufacturer already ordered to fix explosion hazards has been cited again and could face nearly $200,000 in penalties, OSHA said. ...Read More

Mesa Pharmacy Settling Claim it Sold Worthless Receivables 07/14/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2015 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Southern California compounder Mesa Pharmacy agreed to a settle claims that it sold nearly a half million dollars in worthless receivables to a Nevada factoring company, according to court documents. ...Read More

CCWC Panel: With Costly CT Claims on the Rise, Employers Must Consider Options 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1940 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Even though the number of cumulative trauma claims continues to grow in California, automatically denying those claims "might not be the best way to go anymore," an employer representative said during a panel discussion at the California Coalition on Wor...Read More
DWC Accepting Applications for QME Exam in October 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for an October exam for medical providers who want to serve as qualified medical evaluators. QMEs are certified by the DWC to perform medical evaluations of injured workers. Physicians must complete a 12-hour...Read More

Bradford & Barthel Promotes San Jose Attorney 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 867 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Bradford & Barthel, a California workers' compensation defense law firm, has promoted Robert Porter to the position of assistant managing attorney of the firm’s San Jose office. ...Read More

Santa Barbara Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Comp Fraud 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Santa Barbara police officer pleaded not guilty to charges that he filed false workers' compensation claims against the Police Department, the Noozhawk website re...Read More

Study: Fewer Painkillers Prescribed When Medical Marijuana is Legal 07/14/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Legalizing marijuana for medical use may lead to a reduction in the number of prescriptions written for other medications, including painkillers, according to a study released this month that looks at prescribing patterns for Medicare patients. ...Read More

Training to Begin on Online Litigation Management System 07/14/2016
State: KY | Segment: Top | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Kentucky is about to join at least eight other states with electronic litigation management systems, in a $3.5 million project that the Labor Cabinet says will increase efficiency and improve customer service. ...Read More

Carrier Not Liable for Meds Procured From Out-of-State Pharmacy, but Liable for Penalties 07/14/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier did not have to foot the bill for the prescription medications that a worker had obtained from an out-of-state pharmacy, but that the carrier was liable for penalties and fees due to its failure to timely pay for the medications that an ...Read More
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