The Workers Compensation Research Institute studied workers' compensation procedures and outcomes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which were deemed to have faster and higher return-to-work rates than other states.
Charles DeFrates sought to sue Robert Clark, sole owner of R.G. Clark Construction Inc. in Calpella, California, for personal injury after he slipped and fell while working on the roof of Clark's new duplex, court records show.Read More
In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said Brian Soja was required to prove that he had a continuing disability when he filed for a reinstatement of his benefits in 2006. It also said a video from employer Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates Inc. disproved Soja's testimony about an ongoing back injury.
The court said a $2 million judgment against the parcel service in the case was 'excessive,' because the company's actions only caused monetary harm to Keith Jones, a former UPS package car driver and plaintiff in Jones vs. United Parcel Service Inc.
The case the New York court heard includes four workers who were injured before a March 2007 deadline that allowed them to receive unlimited benefit weeks.
The appellate court’s decision in Sifford v. Sifford et al. reverses a ruling from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.Read More
Georgia's State Board of Workers' Compensation says insurers and self-insurers must notify medical providers of whether they will pay for a procedure within five days of receiving a pre-approval request. If the deadline is missed, payment is considered to be approved automatically by the insurer.Read More