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Additional Amici Request Permission to Join UR Malpractice Dispute 12/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Nine groups representing the interests of workers, employers and the insurance industry this week asked the California Supreme Court for permission to weigh in on a pending dispute on whether a utilization review physician can be liable for medical malpractice. ...Read More

3rd DCA Publishes Ruling on WCAB's Authority to Impose Penalties 12/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
California now has new binding precedent on the authority of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to impose penalties against a public employer. ...Read More

Judge Finds Accused Doctor in Default 12/22/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A federal judge has ruled that one of five medical providers who have refused to settle a lawsuit by State Compensation Insurance Fund is in default. ...Read More

Court Says Widow Can Collect on Award of Benefits in Excess of Statutory Maximum 12/22/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 795 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a worker's widow was entitled to weekly benefit payments in excess of the statutory maximum rate, plus interest, all because of an uncorrected mistake in an arbitrator's award. ...Read More

Proposal Would Eliminate Experience Requirement for Ombudsmen 12/22/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel will ask lawmakers who convene next month to eliminate the requirement that ombudsmen have at least one year of experience in workers’ compensation. ...Read More

Self-Insurers Hosting Educational Conferences in Gig Harbor, Spokane 12/22/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 585 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 10 min read
Attorneys, claims managers and physicians will deliver presentations on the life cycle of workers' compensation claims during the Washington Self-Insurers Association's Winter West Conference on Jan. 12 in Gig Harbor, and the Winter East Conference on Jan. 26 in Spokane. ...Read More

1st DCA Says Worker Can't Be Compelled to Produce Video of IME Examination 12/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 794 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer could not compel a worker to produce a videotape of an examination by an independent medical examiner because the videotape constituted privileged work product. ...Read More

OSHA Fines Contractor $87K for Recurring Scaffolding Issues 12/22/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 725 | 0 | Popular with Other
The federal work safety agency has fined a Pennsylvania contractor $87,794 for using unsafe scaffolds at a Philadelphia work site. The Occupation...Read More

Bevin Appoints Five Administrative Law Judges 12/22/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 718 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Wednesday that has appointed five workers' compensation attorneys as administrative law judges within the Department of Workers’ Claims. ...Read More

Staten Island Man Is Fourth Doctor Indicted in Alleged Kickback Scheme 12/22/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 875 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A doctor practicing in Staten Island, New York, was charged on Tuesday with accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme, according to federal prosecutors. ...Read More
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