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Farmworker Accused of Double-Dipping Pleads Guilty to Theft 10/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 717 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A farmworker in Southern California accused of double-dipping and identity theft pleaded guilty to one count of felony grand theft and agreed to pay $13,767 in restitution, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. ...Read More

Ringler Adds Paul Vega of Vega Settlement Group to Staff 10/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 793 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Settlement planning company Ringler has added attorney Paul Vega its staff. He will work in the Los Angeles area. ...Read More

Comp Board Strikes Out With 3 Decisions Overturned by Court 10/13/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 623 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
An adage says bad luck supposedly comes in threes, and that held true Wednesday when the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned the state Workers' Compensation Board in three separate cases. ...Read More

Another Commission Studying Potential Closed Formulary 10/13/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
When the North Carolina legislature directed the state Industrial Commission to study the implementation of a drug formulary, the order was limited to state employee claims only. ...Read More

Greenberg Traurig Adds Workers' Comp Defense Attorney to Houston Office 10/13/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 695 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
International law firm Greenberg Traurig added a workers' compensation defense attorney to its Houston office, the firm announced this week. ...Read More

ACOEM Journal Releases Meta-Analysis of Fatigue Studies 10/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A meta-analysis of more than 100 studies on occupational fatigue showed that sleep loss and poor working conditions tend to cause workplace fatigue most often. ...Read More

Court Finds No Ambiguity in Doctor's Certification of Worker as PTD 10/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 561 | 0 | Popular with Array | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that there was no ambiguity about whether a doctor had considered non-compensable conditions in assigning an impairment rating to a worker when the doctor properly identified the compensable conditions and explicitly concluded that the worker was permanently and tota...Read More

OSHA Fines Plumbing Contractor $276K for Failing to Correct Hazards 10/13/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker | 31 min read
The federal workplace safety agency fined Illinois contractor Og Plumbing about $276,000 and placed it in a monitoring program for severe violators after the contractor failed to correct safety hazards. ...Read More
WCD Revises Spanish-Language Injury Report Form 10/13/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division published a Spanish version of the form used to report injuries to carriers and self-insured employers. The revised form includes an explanation of the potential impact for workers who use it to file a claim for a new or omitted medical ...Read More

Worker's Attorney Can Get Fee From Settlement Money Earmarked for Medical Care 10/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a workers' compensation judge abused his discretion in reducing the fee payable to a claimant's attorney so that the attorney would not be receiving a fee from the funds earmarked by a settlement agreement as being for the worker's medical care....Read More
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