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Committee to Hear Bill that Would Roll Back Benefit Hikes 02/23/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would reduce indemnity benefits for claimants whose permanency awards are for less than 75 weeks is one of four workers' comp bills scheduled for a Feb. 23 hearing by the House of Representatives' Economic Matters Committee. ...Read More

Everest Re Appoints Deputy Chief Underwriter 02/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Everest Re Group Ltd. announced Monday the appointment of Christopher Downey as deputy chief underwriting officer of Everest Re Group. ...Read More
Double Dipper to Pay $27K Restitution 02/23/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 486 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A claimant who operated her own cleaning business and worked another job while receiving workers' compensation benefits must pay $26,737.47 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

SORM Amendment to Address Venue Issue Caused Appeal to Be Moot 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the State Office of Risk Management effectively killed its appeal of an award to a worker when it amended its petition for review to remedy a problem with its choice of venue. ...Read More

Supreme Court Says 'Relation Back' Doctrine Couldn't Save Worker's Untimely Claims 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a worker could not amend her complaint to belatedly assert claims of discrimination and retaliation against her employer that were not based on the same events she had alleged in her original complaint. ...Read More

Claimant Pays $42K in Restitution After Data Cross-Match Reveals Wages 02/23/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Cleveland claimant paid the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation $42,911.73 in restitution before entering a guilty plea to a misdemeanor workers’ compensation fraud charge earlier this month, the BWC announced. ...Read More
Double-Dipping Tree Trimmer Gets Probation, Deferred Conviction 02/23/2016
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wyoming man who pleaded no contest to a single count of workers' compensation fraud for not reporting he was working while receiving benefits could see the conviction erased from his record if he successfully completes a probation term, according to the Sheridan Press. On Aug. 22, 2...Read More
Salvage Company Owner May Face Jail Over Attorney's Fees, $100,000 Settlement 02/23/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 457 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a salvage company could be looking at jail time for failing to pay attorneys’ fees in a case in which he and his company were ordered to pay $100,000 to an injured worker, ...Read More

Mayor Puts Workers' Comp Claims in Crosshairs 02/23/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The recent firing of an injured City of Lawrence worker who was allegedly moonlighting while collecting workers’ compensation benefits has put the spotlight on the mayor’s efforts to reduce the city’s disability benefit obligations, ...Read More

Court to Review Case that Could Upend Law Barring Farm Laborers from Benefits 02/23/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
New Mexico’s Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court decision that cleared the way for injured farm workers to receive workers’ compensation benefits, ...Read More
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