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Conference Explores Myriad Methods for Reducing Spine-Related Disability 07/18/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 662 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Amid a growing national backlash against opioids, one physician explained during a conference on spine-related disability on Friday why he sees a place for the controversial drugs in treating back pain. ...Read More
 
 

WCA Says Data Errors Explain Reports of Late Benefit Payments 07/18/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NM | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
More than 30% of initial benefit payments are not sent out on time in New Mexico, but the state’s Workers’ Compensation Administration says the numbers in insurer scorecards posted on its website are not necessarily accurate because of data-entry errors. ...Read More
 
 

As Construction Jobs Climb, so Do Workplace Accidents 07/18/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Speculation that Florida’s rising number of petitions for benefits might be caused in part by a booming construction industry could have some merit, experts say. ...Read More
 
 

Appellate Court Upholds Stacked Benefits That Add Up to More Than Worker's Pay 07/18/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Now that Illinois lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have finally been able to cobble together a stopgap budget to end a historic impasse and avoid an outright governmental collapse, the judiciary may have just thrown a monkey wrench into things. ...Read More
 
 

Supremes: GM May Reduce Retiree's Comp Benefits Because of SSDI 07/18/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
General Motors is entitled to offset its obligation to pay permanent disability benefits by the amount that the worker received in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, even though the collective bargaining agreement that allowed the offset was adopted after he had retired, the Michigan ...Read More
 
 

Court Finds Worker Presented Sufficient Evidence of Work-Related Injury 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court found that a concrete worker presented sufficient evidence to support a finding that he suffered a strain or sprain to his back. ...Read More
 
 

Health Department Suspends License of Calif. Pain Doc Linked to 16 OD Deaths 07/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Washington state Department of Health’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission suspended the license of a doctor also licensed to practice in California for a “pattern of substandard medical care” leading to the death of at least 16 patients. ...Read More
 
 
Fractured Fingers Lead to $70K in Fines Against Manufacturer 07/18/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A workplace accident led to an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and $70,000 in proposed penalties against an Ohio manufacturer. OSHA said it dispatched its inspectors after a worker caught his hand in a pinch point as he operated a material coiler on...Read More
 
 

DFS Combines Law-Enforcement Offices Into Single Division 07/18/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Florida Department of Financial Services has combined its three law-enforcement units into a new Division of Forensic and Investigative Service, effective July 1, the department announced Friday. ...Read More
 
 

Split Court Overturns Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits to Firefighter 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 446 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 324 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a firefighter should not have been denied accidental disability benefits for his inhalation injuries while responding to a medical emergency at a grocery store. ...Read More
 
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