National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/3/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/10/2014)

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Louisiana: $5,000 Penalty Provision in Settlement Agreement May Not Be Enforced Against Claimant

A Louisiana appellate court recently held that while the terms of a compromise settlement agreement executed by a workers’ compensation claimant and an employer are generally recognized and fully binding on the parties, where the agreement calls for the payment, by the claimant, of stipulated damages...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/17/2014)

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Louisiana: Medicare Set Aside Account “Seed Money” Cannot Be Used to Pay Attorney Fees

A Louisiana appellate court held that under the “clear, unambiguous, and plainly stated” provisions of the parties’ Medicare Set-Aside Agreement, the funds in the account could only be used to pay for medical services related to the injured worker’s work-related injury that normally...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/31/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/21/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/28/2014)

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Louisiana: Medical Treatment Schedule Can Be Retroactively Utilized

The Supreme Court of Louisiana, reversing a decision by the state's Court of Appeal, held that La. R.S. 23:1203.1, enacted in 2009 by the state legislature, and which adopted a medical treatment schedule for use in making medical treatment decisions in workers’ compensation cases, was a procedural...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/12/2014)

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Louisiana: Injured Employee Successfully Rebuts Positive Post-Accident Drug Test

A Louisiana appellate court, acknowledging that La.R.S. 23:1081 provided the defense of intoxication and also provided an employer with certain presumptions if an injured employee tested positive for various drugs and controlled substances, nevertheless affirmed an award of benefits, penalties, and attorney’s...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/19/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/27/2014)

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Louisiana: $13 Million Intentional Tort Verdict and Judgment Overturned as to Statutory Employer

Reversing a judgment rendered in favor of plaintiffs after an eight-day trial in which the jury in relevant part found a general contractor liable to its statutory employee for an “intentional act,” a Louisiana appellate court ruled that the contractor’s actions in connection with the...

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The One-Two Punch of Benzodiazepines and Opioids on Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs

New study finds combined use of these drugs significantly increases workers’ comp costs Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. A group...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/18/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/22/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/6/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/27/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/24/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/15/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher Where Percent-of-Charge-Based Fee Regs, No Fee Schedules . NCCI Develops Proof of WC...